Nasmyth, James

1896                                  James Nasmyth                                  1979

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 117
Launched Aug 27, 1896

382’6” LOA, 366’ LBP, 45’ beam, 26’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, 11 hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Sept 2, 1896 (Temp #12)
365.5 x 45.8 x 23.2, 3422.64 GT, 3162.29 NT     US 77231     to:
Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1896

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN Oct 5, 1896 (#14)

Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Cargo hold rebuilt 1924 at Fairport OH
Remeasured at 23.0 depth & 3010 GT, 2807 NT

Sold fall 1936 to John P. Geistman, Duluth MN

Sold 1937 to Pigeon Timber Co., Port Arthur ON (home port to Port Arthur ON) and renamed Merle H.
Enrolled Canadian at 366.0 x 44.1 x 22.0, 2979 NT     Can 15826

Sold 1938 to Lakehead Transportation Co., Fort William ON

Sold 1943 to Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping Ltd., Fort William ON

Sold 1949 to Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Montreal QC and renamed Pic River.

Converted 1952 to motor vessel at St. Catharines ON by Port Weller Dry Docks Ltd.  (Engine from Danish M/V England, torpedoed and sunk during World War II)Remeasured to 373.0 x 44.6 x 221., 3569 GT, 2480 NT

Sold for scrap 1979 to Union Pipe & Machinery Ltd.  Scrapped at Hamilton ON by Strathearne Terminals Ltd.

IMO 5277684

See history in Scanner Nov 2002 (#271)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 301




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