Registry and Rig Information

Name BIXBY, W.K.
Registry U.S.
Official Number 202875
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 480.00
Width 52.16
Depth 30.00
Gross Tonnage 5712.00
Net Tonnage 4407.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00161

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage and dimension change, 1923 (489 x 52.16 x 26.42; 5398 gross - 4102 net). Converted to self-unloader by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., in 1933.
History Dropped from documentation, June, 1972. Both halves raised during summer and fall, 1972. Stern section towed to Sarnia, Ont., on November 11, 1972. Bow section towed to Sarnia by tugs TABOGA and BARBARA ANN on April 27, to be scuttled as land fill for City of Sarnia.As J.L. REISS: Sideswiped by steamer SEWELL AVERY, in dense fog, in St. Clair River near Algonac, MI, on September 23, 1962.
Disposition Sunk in collision with Canadian steamer PARKER EVANS, just below Blue Water Bridge, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI, on June 5, 1972; no lives lost. Vessel sank in 35 feet water, then rolled over on starboard side. Broke in two on June 7, 1972.

Build Information

Builder Detroit Ship Building Co.
Place Built Wyandotte, MI
Date Built 1906-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
J.L. REISS1920-00-001972-00-00U.S.202875
SIDNEY E. SMITH, JR.1972-00-001972-00-00U.S.202875

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
National Steamship Co. (M.B. McMillan)1906-00-001920-00-00U.S.202875
Minnesota Transit Co. (Reiss Steamship Co., Mgrs.)1920-00-001921-00-00U.S.202875
Reiss Steamship Co.1921-00-001969-00-00U.S.202875
Boland & Cornelius1969-00-001971-00-00U.S.202875
Erie Sand Steamship Co.1971-00-001972-00-00U.S.202875