1896                                   137                                  1965

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 137
First frames laid Feb 25, 1893, launched May 9, 1896

360’ LOA, 352’ LBP, 45’ beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, 11 hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Marquette MI April 25, 1896 (Temp #32)
345.5 x 45.0 x 26.0, 2480.87 GT, 2367.51 NT     US 53284     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service June 5, 1896 with cargo of iron ore

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Sept 12, 1893 (#15)

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 Nov 9, 1926 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr.

Sold March 28, 1927 to Nassau Ship & Dredge Co., Chicago IL

Sold Nov 1927 to James Playfair, Midland ON (home port to Midland ON)
Enrolled Canadian at 352.0 x 44.1 x 21.5, 3214 GT, 2761 NT     Can 170554

Transferred 1928 to Great Lakes Transportation Co., Midland ON, James Playfair, Mgr.

Transferred 1931 to Midland Steamships Ltd.

Sold 1935 to Norris Steamships Ltd., Toronto ON

Transferred 1940 to Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Toronto ON

Fleet renamed Upper Lakes Shipping Ltd. 1940 (home port to Toronto ON)

Laid up 1959 at Goderich ON and used for grain storage

Sold for scrap 1965 to United Steel & Refining Co., Hamilton ON  Towed to Hamilton, where she was scrapped by Strathearne Terminals.



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