Columbia Star

1981                                   Columbia Star                                    

Steel twin-screw self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Co., Hull 726
Built in drydock.  Keel laid March 3, 1980;  floated Nov 11, 1980.       

1000’ LOA, 990’ LBP, 105’ beam, 56’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 14400 BHP

Enrolled at
988.8 x 105.0 x 56.7, 35923 GT, 33534 NT     US 635289     to:
Columbia Transportation Division,  Oglebay Norton Co., Cleveland OH (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service May 30, 1981 clearing Sturgeon Bay WI light for Silver Bay MN.

Fleet division merged 1994 into Oglebay Norton Co. 

Sold 2006 to Liberty Steamship Co., a subsidiary of American Steamship Co., Williamsville NY and renamed American Century.

IMO 7923196

In service 2011 for American Steamship Co.



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