Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 127175
Rig Barge

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 379.00
Width 44.00
Depth 22.16
Masts 3
Gross Tonnage 3231.00
Net Tonnage 2997.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00140

Vessel History

Rebuilds Lengthened by Superior Ship Building Co., 1905 (451.66 x 44.16 x 22.25; 3862 gross - 3629 net). Converted to self-unloading barge, 1927. Tonnage & dimension change, 1925 (451.58 x 44.16 x 22.25; 3832 gross - 3623 net).
History First barge in Great Lakes history to be lengthened. First Great Lakes vessel to be equipped with steam mooring winches.
1966 leased to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. for use as a temporary breakwater at Burns Harbor, IN.
Disposition After lying idle for a few years at Fairport, OH, was sold to Marine Salvage, Ltd., Port Colborne, Ont., and passed down, Port Colborne, October 3, 1967, in tow of tugs GRAEME STEWART and G.W. ROGERS. Removed from documentation in November, 1967. Scrapped at Rameys Bend, on Welland Canal, in Spring, 1968.

Build Information

Builder American Steel Barge Co.
Place Built Superior, WI
Date Built 1897-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Pickands, Mather & Co.1897-00-001913-00-00U.S.127175
Interlake Steamship Co. (Pickands, Mather & Co., Mgr.)1913-00-001922-00-00U.S.127175
Pringle Barge Line1922-00-001957-00-00U.S.127175
Oglebay Norton Co.1957-00-001967-00-00U.S.127175