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Photographer:tonylast [View profile]Title:JUPITERAdded:Dec 22, 2006
Photo Category: Chemical and Product Tankers
Launched 9 December 1975 at Jennings, LA, USA, by SBA SYs, Inc., as hull no. 227 for Cleveland Tankers, Inc., Cleveland, OH. 383.9 x 60 x 22.5; 4263 gt, 3764 nt; twin 12-cylinder EMD Diesels, 230mm x 240, 4300-bhp.

Caught fire 16 September 1990 at Bay City, MI, while unloading gasoline, one life lost; suffered multiple explosions 17 September 1990. Fire extinguished 18 September 1990, and hull broken up at the site of the former Defoe SBCo. yard at Bay City.

Shown July 1978 on the Calumet River, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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Technical Data
Vessel type:Oil/chemical Tanker
Gross tonnage:4,263 tons
Summer DWT:8,199 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1976
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Magogman on Dec 22, 2006 19:12 (11 years ago)
Thanks for the info -- I appreciate it. I am somewhat familiar with that area as it is today mostly from trips to Chicago and beyond where I drive by the area and occasionally stop. I love photos of steel mills, ore birdges, Hewletts, ore docks, etc and the background of that photo really caught my eye as I never saw that steel complex before it was torn down.

I really enjoy the photos you post and look at every one. You are about the only person posting vintage Great Lakes photos.
tonylast on Dec 22, 2006 18:01 (11 years ago)
The background shows the South Slip of the old South Works of the United States Steel Corp. that covered almost a square mile along the lakefront between the South Shore Country Club and the Calumet River. The North Slip was on the lakefront, within the Calumet breakwall. The ore bridges unloaded USS lakers and occasionally loaded coke into foreign freighters. Today, that entire, giant induistrial enterprise is gone, with nothing but acres and acres of empty field.
Magogman on Dec 22, 2006 05:21 (11 years ago)
The background of this photo is almost as good as the vessel itself what with the steel mill and all the unloading devices, etc!
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