1891                                  110                                  1905 (1932)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 110
First frames laid Sept 22, 1890, launched Apr 28, 1891

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

Enrolled at Buffalo NY April 18, 1891 (#65)
265.0 x 36.0 x 22.0, 1227.86 GT, 1167.57 NT     US 53266     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

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

Cleared Duluth MN, towed along with 109 and 111, by Joseph L. Colby.  The four vessels returned to Duluth with coal, where Colby and 110 were refitted for off-Lakes service.  Cleared Duluth, towed by Colby, with wheat for Kingston Ont.  Down Welland Canal June 4, 1891.  Cargo lightered at Kingston.  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Ogdensburg NY June 18, 1891 and vessel run down rapids to Montreal P.Q., where cargo was reloaded.  (home port to Baltimore MD)

Returned to Great Lakes service 1897.  Reenrolled March 19, 1897 (home port 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 Badger.  Left Great Lakes (down Welland Canal May 30, 1905).  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Chicago IL May 24, 1905.

Renamed Pure Lubwell 1927

Exploded March 3, 1932 at dock at St. Rose, New Orleans harbor LA and sank.  1 life lost.  Final document surrendered March 23, 1932

See history in Scanner Nov 1991 and Jan 1992 (#192)




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