Bartlett, E.B.

1891                                  E. B. Bartlett                                   1905 (1916)

Steel whaleback bulk freighter

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 113
First frames laid Dec 7, 1890, launched July 9, 1891

280’ LOA, 265’ LBP, 38’ beam, 24’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 850 IHP

Enrolled at Duluth MN July 29, 1891 (Temp #5)
265.0 x 38.0 x 24.0, 1399.85 GT, 1075.00 NT     US 136205     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service Aug 5, 1890 carrying wheat from Duluth MN to Buffalo NY

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Aug 14, 1891 (#10)

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 1905 to Boutell Steel Barge Co., Bay City MI for off-Lakes service and renamed Bay Port.  Left Great Lakes (down Welland Canal May 22, 1905).  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Boston MA June 14, 1905

Wrecked Dec 14, 1916 in Cape Cod Canal MA.  Enroute from Newport News VA with coal for Boston MA.  Touched bottom in canal Dec. 13;  refloated and sank again Dec 14.  Taken to deep water and sunk.



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