Smeaton, John

1899                                  John Smeaton                                  1956 (19

Steel Great Lakes bulk freight barge

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 143
Launched June 17, 1899

461’ LOA, 446’ LBP, 50’ beam, 29’6” dept
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’

Enrolled at Duluth MN July 18, 1899 (#4)
458.0 x 50.2 x 25.0, 5049 GT, 4725 NT     US 77358     to:
Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1899

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

Cargo hold rebuilt 1920 to arch construction at Chicago IL
Remeasured to 446.5 length and 4530 GT, 4217 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.



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