Thomson, A.D.

1891                                  A. D. Thomson                                  1936

Steel whaleback bulk freighter

Built at West Superior WI by American Steel Barge Co., Hull 114
First frames laid Dec 24, 1890, launched June 6, 1891

280’ LOA, 265’ LBP, 38’ beam, 24’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 825 HP

Enrolled at Duluth MN July 11, 1891 (Temp #2)
265.0 x 38.0 x 24.0, 1399.85 GT, 1075.00 NT     US 106834     to:
American Steel Barge Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service Aug 5, 1890 carrying wheat from Superior WI to Buffalo NY

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Sept 1, 1891 (#14)

Fleet sold 1900 to Bessemer Steamship Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Duluth MN)

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

Sold 1905 to Boutell Steel Barge Co., Bay City MI for off-Lakes service and renamed Bay View.  Left Great Lakes (down Welland Canal May 30, 1905).  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Chicago IL May 24, 1905

Sold Oct 1922 to Central Dredging Co., Cleveland OH and returned to the Great Lakes

Converted to sand dredge 1923 at Cleveland OH by Interlake Engineering Co

Converted to self-unloading sand dredge 1924 at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leatham D. Smith Dry Dock Co.

Scrapped 1936 Chicago IL.  Last document surrendered at Chicago IL June 30, 1936




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