1890                                  105                                  1907 (1910)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at Duluth MN by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 105
First frames laid Nov 30, 1889, launched April 22, 1890

288’ LOA, 276’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck

Enrolled at Duluth MN April 12, 1890 (Temp #20)
276.5 x 36.1 x 18.9, 1295.44 GT, 1230.69 NT     US 53258     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service May 11, 1890 carrying iron ore from Ashland WI

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY April 16, 1891 (#63)

Fleet sold 1900 to Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

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 and renamed Baroness.

Sold off the Great Lakes 1906.  Shortened 30’ Empire Shipbuilding Co., Buffalo NY.  Left Great Lakes May 1907.  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Buffalo NY April 18, 1907

Foundered Nov 19, 1910  10 miles off Fire Island Lightship.  No lives lost.  Enroute from Newport News VA with cargo of coal for Providence RI, towed by steamer Bay Port.




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