Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 207981
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 580.00
Width 58.16
Depth 33.16
Gross Tonnage 7568.00
Net Tonnage 5712.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00075

Vessel History

Rebuilds New tonnage and measurements, 1940 (587.42 x 58.16 x 28; 7869 gross - 6271 net).
History As MERLE M. MCCURDY: In collision with PHILIP R. CLARKE opposite Grosse Point Farms, MI, on Lake St. Clair, December 8, 1974. Suffered approximately $250,000 damages.Struck bottom in St. Marys River on June 11, 1978, sustaining hull damage on port side. Repaired at American Ship Building yard, Lorain, OH.
Disposition Laid up at Buffalo on November 19, 1985. Winter 1988 towed from Buffalo to Ashtabula for scrapping. Planned scrapping by Triad Salvage halted by EPA intervention, vessel later towed to Port Colborne where she was scrapped in the Summer of 1989.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built Ecorse, MI
Date Built 1910-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateRegistryOfficial Number
MCCURDY, MERLE M.1969-00-00U.S.207981

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Pittsburgh Steamship Co.1910-00-001952-00-00U.S.207981
U.S. Steel Corp.1952-00-001968-00-00U.S.207981
Buckeye Steamship Co.1968-00-001968-00-00U.S.207981
Lake Shipping, Inc.1968-00-001969-00-00U.S.207981
Kinsman Marine Transit Co.1969-00-001975-00-00U.S.207981
S&E Shipping Corp. (Kinsman Marine Transit Co., Mgrs.)1975-00-001988-00-00U.S.207981