1953                                           Reserve                                

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at River Rouge MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 299
Keel laid May 10, 1951;  launched Nov 15, 1952

647’ LOA, 629’3” LBP, 70’ beam, 36’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 7000 SHP

Enrolled at
629.4 x 70.2 x 31.3, 11601 GT, 8601 NT     US 265360     to:
Columbia Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, Oglebay Norton Co., Mgr. (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service April 28, 1953 clearing Detroit MI light for Superior WI

Fleet merged Oct 1957 into parent Oglebay Norton Co.

Lengthened 1975 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyards
Remeasured to 749.4 and 13752 GT, 10727 NT

Converted to self-unloader 1983 at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Corporation
Remeasured to 12358 GT, 9333 NT

Sold 2006 to K & K Warehousing Inc., Menominee MI (home port to Menominee MI)

Renamed James L. Kuber 2008

Fleet sold 2011 to Grand River Navigation Co., Avon Lake OH, an affiliate of Lower Lakes Towing Ltd., Lower Lakes Towing, Mgr.

IMO 5293341

In service 2011 for Grand River Navigation





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