1891                                  117                                  1911 (1932?)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 117
First frames laid Sept 12, 1891, launched Nov 14, 1891

298’ LOA, 285’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Marquette MI Nov 20, 1891 (Temp #11 1/2)
285.0 x 36.0 x 22.0, 1310.82 GT, 1265.92 NT     US 53271     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service Nov 23, 1891 carrying wheat from Duluth MN to Buffalo NY

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Apr 13, 1892 (#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.

Traded  in 1910 with six other barges (118 & 130-134) to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI on purchase price of strs. William B. Dickson, William J. Olcott and William P. Palmer

Sold 1911 to Harper Transportation Co., Boston MA for off-Lakes service and renamed Providence.  Enrolled to Philadelphia Trust, Safe Deposit and Insurance Co.  Shortened by shipyard to allow passage through Welland and St. Lawrence River canals.  Left Great Lakes summer 1911.

Sold British 1929.  Final U.S. document surrendered at Trinidad, B.W.I. April 29, 1929.  May have been abandoned 1932 in Wales.




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