Steelvendor

1923                                  Steelvendor                                  1942

Steel St. Lawrence River canal size bulk freighter

Built at Kearny NJ by Federal Shipbuilding Co., Hull 77
Launched

258’3” LOA, 250’ LBP, 42’9” beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, oil-fired diesel engine, 750 BHP

Enrolled at
250.3 x 42.9 x 17.2, 1695 GT, 973 NT     US 223082     to:
United States Steel Products Co., Cleveland OH (home port New York NY)

Entered service 1923

Foundered Sept 3, 1942  15 miles east of Manitou Island, Lake Michigan.  Enroute from Duluth MN to Waukegan WI with cargo of steel billets.  Cargo shifted in storm.  One life lost.

See history in Scanner Nov 1981 (#105)

 

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