Ohl, Edwin N.

1907                                  Edwin N. Ohl                                  1959 (1962)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Hull 172
Launched Sept 28, 1907

440’ LOA, 420’ LBP, 54’ beam, 28’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1650 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Oct 14, 1907 (#19)
420.0 x 54.2 x 29.0, 5141 GT, 3818 NT     US 204630     to:
Vesta Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. H. Becker, Mgr. (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service Oct 20, 1907 clearing Detroit MI for Lake Superior

Fleet merged 1908 into Valley Steamship Co.

Fleet renamed Becker Steamship Co. Aug 4, 1922

Renamed Michael Gallagher  (1) 1923

Fleet sold 1930 to Midland Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Fleet reincorporated Nov 1931 in Delaware as Midland Steamship Line (home port to Wilmington DE)

Sold 1952 to Steel Products Steamship Corporation, Buffalo NY

Sold 1955 to Wayne Steamship Co., Detroit MI, T. H. Browning, Mgr.

Renamed Michael G. Browning 1956

Sold 1959 to Primo Lake Ship Co., a subsidiary of Continental Grain Co. for grain storage in Buffalo NY harbor and retired from active service.
Remeasured as a barge to 5133 GT, 5098 NT

Sold for scrap 1962 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Arrived Nov 29, 1964 at Genoa Italy towed by German tug Rotesand.



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