1892                                  118                           1911 (1946)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 118
First frames laid 12 Sept 1891, launched Dec 5, 1891

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

Enrolled at Marquette MI Mar 16, 1892 (Temp #19)
285.0 x 36.0 x 22.0, 1310.82 GT, 1265.92 NT     US 53272     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service April 20, 1892 carrying wheat from Duluth MN to Buffalo NY

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Apr 9, 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 (117 & 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 Boston.  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.

Renamed Freeport Sulphur No. 3 1917;  Pure Oil Steamship Co. Barge No. 9 1924 and Pure Detonex 1927

Scrapped 1946 at Houston TX.  Final document surrendered at Port Arthur TX June 26, 1946




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