1893                                  133                                  1911 (1911)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 133
Launched Jun 17, 1893

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

Enrolled at Marquette MI May 13, 1893 (Temp #65)
292.0 x 36.0 x 22.0, 1310.82 GT, 1265.92 NT     US 53280     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1893

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Aug 4, 1893 (#8)

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 (117-118, 130-132 & 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 Searsport.  Enrolled to Philadelphia Trust, Safe Deposit and Insurance Co.  Shortened 32’ by shipyard to allow passage through Welland and St. Lawrence River canals.  Left Great Lakes summer 1911.

Foundered Nov 12, 1911  1 mile south of Fire Island NY, Atlantic Ocean.  All 5 aboard lost.  Final document surrendered at Newport News VA March 6, 1912




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