1889                                  103                                  1905 (1909)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at Duluth MN by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 103
First frames laid July 10, 1889, launched Oct 5, 1889

259’ LOA, 253’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck

Enrolled at Duluth MN Oct 9, 1889 (Temp #3 1/2)
253.0 x 36.1 x 18.8, 1192.20 GT, 1132.56 NT     US 53256     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service Oct 9, 1889 carrying wheat from Duluth MN to Buffalo NY

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Oct 17, 1889 (#22)

Sold 1896 to Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)  Renamed John Scott Russell.Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co. Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Sold 1905 to Boutell Steel Barge Co., Bay City MI for ocean service and renamed Berkshire.  Left the Great Lakes.  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Port Huron MI Sept 2, 1905

Stranded May 29, 1909 off Sandy Hook NJ.  No lives lost



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