1899                                  Manila                                  1956 (1978)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 36
Launched June 17, 1899

450’7” LOA, 436’ LBP, 50’ beam, 28’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 27, 1899 (#104)
436.0 x 50.2 x 24.5, 5039 GT, 4667 NT     US 92950     to:
Minnesota Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr (home port Ashtabula OH)
Fleet owned by Minnesota Iron Mining Co. (parent company controlled by J. P. Morgan’s Federal Steel Co. 1900-1901)

Entered service July 1899

Fleet merged spring 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Cargo hold rebuilt 1926 to arch construction at Chicago IL
Remeasured to 4683 GT, 4432 NT

Sold 1940 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1956 to River & Gulf Transfer Co. for off-Lakes service.  Towed down Illinois & Mississippi Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.  Shortened and removed from documentation in 1960 as an exempt barge.

Scrapped 1978



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