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Photographer:Jeff Thoreson [View profile]Title:J. BURTON AYERSAdded:Apr 07, 2007
Photo Category: Great Lakes Bulkers
Columbia Transportation's veteran Steamer J. Burton Ayers (now sails as CUYAHOGA for Lower Lakes Towing) is shown while inbound Ashtabula to unload sand at a dock near the Coast Guard Station.

This slip is all the way up the river near the drawbridge at the end of the navigable river, and is the farthest up the Ashtabula river that any ship can unload. In fact, they no longer unload there, and this is the only time that either my dad or I can recall seeing a ship unload there. Note how shallow the vessel is loaded, as the channel there is less than twenty feet deep.

Photo taken by my dad, Jim Thoreson, on Memorial Day, 1989.
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- J.burton Ayers (Until 1995 Jan)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Self Discharging Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:10,532 tons
Summer DWT:15,850 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Nanticoke
Build year:1943
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Matt Ruscher on Jul 25, 2005 22:09 (13 years ago)
very interesting photo jeff thanks for sharing. the conveyor above is quite elevated aswell. and buy how shallow she is loaded, its almost a surprise the the trip was worth it at all, very nice pic of a rare occasion
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