Sherwin, John 2

1958                              John Sherwin     2

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Toledo OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 192
Built in dry dock;  floated Nov 2, 1957

710’ LOA, 690’ LBP, 75’ beam, 37’6” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, steam turbine engine, 8500 SHP

Enrolled at
690.4 x 75.9 x 32.9, 14144 GT, 10555 NT     US 276445     to:
Interlake Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port
Wilmington DE)

Entered service May 3, 1958 clearing Cleveland OH light for Taconite Harbor MN

Lengthened and boilers converted to oil firing 1973 at Superior WI by Fraser Shipyard
Remeasured to 786.4 length and 15995 GT, 12405 NT

Laid up Nov 16, 1981 at Duluth MN.  Moved 1982 to Superior WI.

Towed Sept 2006 to South Chicago IL for grain storage use.

Towed Aug 2008 to Sturgeon Bay WI for conversion to self-unloader and repowering with diesel engine by Bay Shipbuilding Co. Conversion and repowering plans put on hold Nov 2008 because of the state of the economy

Towed Oct 2009 to Detour MI for layup

IMO 5174428

Laid up at Detour MI





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