1891                                  109                                  1911 (1914)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 109
First frames laid Aug 26, 1890, launched Nov 15, 1890

280’ LOA, 265’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Buffalo NY April 18, 1891 (#64)
265.0 x 36.0 x 22.0, 1227.86 GT, 1167.57 NT     US 53265     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service May 4, 1891 carrying wheat Superior WI to Buffalo NY

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 for off-Lakes service and renamed Baravia.  Left the Great Lakes (down Welland Canal May 30, 1905).  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Chicago IL May 24, 1905.

Foundered Jan 23, 1914 off Montauk Point, Long Island Sound NY in storm.  No lives lost



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