1905                                  Socapa                                  1975

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by West Bay City Shipbuilding Co., Hull 614
Launched May 20, 1905

524’ LOA, 504’ LBP, 54’ beam, 30’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 12’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1800 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 30, 1905 (Temp #57)
504.0 x 54.0 x 26.7, 6272 GT, 4826 NT     US 202088     to:
Superior Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port Duluth MN)

Entered service 1905

Reenrolled at Duluth MN July 7, 1905 (#1)

Renamed George G. Barnum 1913

Sold 1936 to Cleveland-Cliffs Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Wilmington DE)

Renamed Hennepin 1937

Sold 1956 to Gartland Steamship Co., Chicago IL, D. Sullivan & Co., Mgr.

Transferred 1957 to Redland Steamship Co., a joint venture of Reiss Steamship Co. and Gartland Steamship Co.
Converted to self unloader at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co.

Fleet sold June 1969 to American Steamship Co., Buffalo NY (fleet managed by Boland & Cornelius but continued as a subsidiary under its former name)

Sold for scrap 1975 to Marine Salvage Ltd., Port Colborne ON.  Towed to Port Colborne and scrapped.

IMO 5147657

See history in Detroit Marine Historian July 1976 (#207)



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