1890                                  107                                  1907 (1913)

Steel whaleback bulk freight barge

Built at Duluth MN by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 107
First frames laid April 30, 1890, launched Aug 16, 1890

288’ LOA, 276’ LBP, 36’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck

Enrolled at Duluth MN Aug 20, 1890 (Temp #2)
276.5 x 36.1 x 18.9, 1295.44 GT, 1230.69 NT     US 53260     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service Aug 20, 1890 carrying iron ore from Ashland WI

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY March 28, 1891 (#54)

Fleet sold 1900 to Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

Fleet merged March 1901 into Pittsburgh Steamship Co. Duluth MN, a subsidiary of United States Steel Corporation, A. B. Wolvin, Mgr.

Sold 1905 to Boutell Steel Barge Co., Bay City MI and renamed Bombay.

Sold off the Great Lakes 1906.  Shortened 30’ Empire Shipbuilding Co., Buffalo NY.  Left the Great Lakes May 1907.  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Buffalo NY April 18, 1907.

Foundered Jan 3, 1913 in storm off Nantucket Shoals, Vineyard Sound.  Enroute from Newport News VA with coal for Boston MA.  No lives lost.  Final document surrendered at Belfast ME June 7, 1913.




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