Olcott, William J.

1910                                  William J. Olcott                                                 1975 (1993)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 74
Keel laid Feb 8, 1910; launched July 9, 1910

601’ LOA, 580’ LBP, 58’ beam, 32’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 22, 1910 (Temp #8)
580.0 x 58.2 x 33.2, 7568 GT, 5712 NT     US 207790     to:
Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service Sept 1910

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN Oct 4, 1910 (#13)

Remeasured 1945 to 588.0 x 58.2 x 27.7, 7899 GT, 6590 NT

Fleet reincorporated 1949 in Delaware (home port to Wilmington DE)

Fleet merged July 1951 into parent United States Steel Corporation (home port to New York NY)

Laid up at Milwaukee WI at end of 1960 season and did not operate again for this fleet

Fleet renamed United States Steel Great Lakes Fleet 1967 (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1968 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Transferred 1969 to Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Renamed George E. Seedhouse 1970

Sold for scrap 1975 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay WI and towed to Sturgeon Bay for use as a floating warehouse.

Scrapped 1993 at Sturgeon Bay WI.

IMO 5163833



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