I.L.I. 101

1921                                  I. L. I. 101                                  2005 (

Steel twin screw New York State Barge Canal size bulk freighter

Built at Duluth MN by McDougall-Duluth Co., Hull 50
Built for service between the Great Lakes and east coast ports through the New York State Barge Canal. Designed by Alexander McDougall.

254’ LOA, 243’ LBP, 36’ beam, 14’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 350 BHP

Enrolled at New York NY
242.6 x 36.1 x 12.9, 1040 GT, 797 NT     US 221276     to:
Interwaterways Line Inc., New York NY (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service June 1921

Home port to New York NY 1924

Transferred 1926 to Erie & St. Lawrence Corporation, New York NY

Renamed Richard J. Barnes 1936

Received new midbody 1936
Remeasured to 242.2 x 36.0 x 12.9, 1042 GT, 806 NT

Sold 1956 to Powerbarge Corporation, New York NY

Sold 1957 to Maritime Trades Inc., Toledo OH, Toth Transportation Co., Mgr., (home port to Toledo OH)

Sold 1958 to Erie Navigation Co., Erie PA, a subsidiary of Erie Sand & Gravel Co.  (home port to Erie PA) and renamed Day Peckinpaugh.

Converted 1962 to self-unloading cement carrier
Remeasured to 834 GT, 598 NT

Sold 2005 to serve as a traveling historical museum at Lockport NY and towed to Lockport

She was the last self propelled commercial vessel to operate on the New York State Barge Canal.



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