Thayer, Paul

1973                                       Paul Thayer                                  

Steel self-unloading Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Lorain OH by American Ship Building Co., Hull 902
Launched Oct 7, 1973

630’ LOA, 610’ LBP, 68’ beam, 36’11” depth
1 deck, arch cargo hold construction, hatches @ 24’, oil-fired diesel engines, 5400 BHP

Enrolled at
612.1 x 68.2 x 34.4, 13503 GT, 8625 NT     US 552395     to:
Union Commerce Bank (Ohio), Trustee, Cleveland OH, Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Mgr. (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service Nov 15, 1973 clearing Lorain OH light for Escanaba MI

Sold 1976 to Pringle Transit Co., Cleveland OH, a subsidiary of Oglebay Norton Co.

Transferred 1994 to Oglebay Norton Co.  

Renamed Earl W. Oglebay 1995

Sold 2006 to Wisconsin & Michigan Steamship Co., Lakewood OH, a subsidiary of Sand Products Corporation and chartered to Lower Lakes Transportation Co., Williamsville NY

Renamed Earl W. 2007

Sold 2008 to Grand River Navigation Co., a subsidiary of Rand Logistics Inc. and renamed Manitowoc  (2).

IMO 7366398

In service 2011 for Grand River Navigation




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