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.