Livingstone, William

1908                                  William Livingstone                                  1974


Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 41
Keel laid Jan 25, 1908; launched April 25, 1908

556’9” LOA, 532’ LBP, 58’ beam, 31’ depth

1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 14, 1908 (#73)
532.0 x 58.3 x 32.0, 6634 GT, 4927 NT     US 205186     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Detroit MI June 17, 1980 (Temp #86) to:
Mutual Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Entered service June 1908

Permanent enrollment at Duluth MN June 22, 1908 (#44)

Sold Dec 28, 1915 to Montreal Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. C. Richardson, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH

Richardson fleets combined 1921 into Columbia Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, John T. Kelly, Mgr.

Fleet reincorporated Nov 1931 in Delaware as Columbia Transportation Co. (home port to Wilmington DE)

Renamed S. B. Way  (3) 1936

Converted 1948 to self-unloader at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co. and renamed Crispin Oglebay  (1)
Remeasured to 539.7 x 58.3 x 29.5, 7661 GT, 6476 NT

Fleet merged Oct 1957 into parent Oglebay Norton Co.

Carried last cargo Dec 1973, salt to Rochester NY and sailed to Kingston ON for layup.

Sold for scrap 1974 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Resold to Spanish shipbreakers.
Cleared Quebec QC May 24, 1974 with str. Bethlehem towed by Polish tug Jantar.
Tow arrived Santander Spain June 16, 1974.


IMO 5082168




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