St. Clair 3

1976                                           St. Clair     3                                             

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Sturgeon Bay WI by Bay Shipbuilding Co., Hull 715
Launched July 24, 1975
Built to carry low-sulfur western coal from Superior WI to the Belle River power plant of Detroit Edison Co. at Marine City MI on the St. Clair River.
Largest vessel side-launched on the Great Lakes

770’ LOA, 760’ LBP, 92’ beam, 52’ depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 10800 BHP

Enrolled at
762.2 x 92.1 x 49.8, 27482 GT, 22681 NT     US 571875     to:
Bell Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, American Steamship Co., Mgr. (home port Wilmington DE)

Entered service May 4, 1976 clearing Sturgeon Bay WI light for Escanaba MI

IMO 7403990

In service 2011 for American Steamship Co.




2 thoughts on “St. Clair 3

    • She tied up in Toledo in January at the end of her 2015 shipping season. She’s still there and I understand there are no current plans for her to operate this season.

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