Cort, Stewart J.

1972                                       Stewart J. Cort                                                                  

Steel twin-screw self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Bow and stern sections built at Pascagoula MS by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, Litton Systems, Hull 1173.  Sections welded together and launched Dec 16, 1971.  Sailed summer 1970 to Erie PA (under the unofficial name of Stubby with jagged line painted up her hull where the sections were joined with directions, “cut on dotted line”).  Midbody built at Erie PA by Erie Marine Division, Litton Systems, Hull 101 and joined to bow and stern sections
First 1000-foot vessel on the Great Lakes

1000’ LOA, 988’6” LBP, 105’ beam, 49’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 14400 BHP

Enrolled at
989.3 x 105.0 x 44.9, 32930 GT, 29918 NT     US 532272     to:
Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Cleveland OH (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service May 1, 1972 clearing Erie PA for Taconite Harbor MN

IMO 7105495

In service 2011 for Interlake Steamship Co.








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