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Photographer:tonylast [View profile]Title:JOHN ERICSSONAdded:Dec 23, 2006
Photo Category: Great Lakes Bulkers
Launched 11 June 1896 at West Superior, WI, by the American Steel Barge Co. as hull no. 138 for the Bessemer SSCo., Duluth. 390’ x 48 x 27; 3200 gt, 2378 nt; triple expansion steam engine, 22.5”-36-60 x 42, 2000-ihp, by Cleveland SBCo.

Sold into Canadian registry, 1930. Broken up at Hamilton, Ontario, 1966-1967.

Shown May 1965 loading grain on the Calumet River, Chicago, Illinois, USA, while owned by Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence TransCoLtd., Toronto. She was a pure example of a “whaleback” right up until she was scrapped, after plans to turn her into a museum ship at Toronto fell through.
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tonylast on Dec 23, 2006 03:33 (11 years ago)
Whoa. I must have accidentally pasted something else in when I corrected the spelling of the name after I posted (why it is "updated"). Her actual IMO number is 517353. This is her LR (*Lloyds Register*) number, which in many early cases would become the IMO number. IMO numbers, as such, did not exist until 1987, so I use the LR numbers. I see no reason in using national documentation numbers ("official numbers") since these are meaningless outside of the country in question.
Matt Ruscher on Dec 23, 2006 00:58 (11 years ago)
amazing nostalgic shot, amazing how much smaller they were back then, but i must say, how the heck did you find an IMO # for this one?!?!?
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