1893                                  129                                  1902

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 129
First frames laid Dec 5, 1892, launched May 13, 1893

306’ LOA, 292’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Marquette MI May 12, 1893 (Temp #61)
292.0 x 36.0 x 22.0, 1310.82 GT, 1265.92 NT     US 53276     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service May 22, 1893 carrying wheat from Superior WI to Buffalo NY

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY June 3, 1893 (#76)

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.

Sunk Oct 13, 1902 in collision with its towing steamer Maunaloa 30 miles northwest of Vermilion Point, Lake Superior.  Both loaded with iron ore, tow line parted in heavy storm.  While steamer was trying to retrieve barge, port anchor holed barge, sinking her.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Mar 25, 1903.



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