Registry and Rig Information
Dimensions and Tonnage
||Tonnage change, 1926 (2277 gross - 1694 net). Tonnage and dimension change, 1932 (293.25 x 40.33 x 20; 2248 gross - 1362 net). Reconstructed as bulk cement carrier, 1915, at S.C. McLouth shipyard, Marine City, MI. Tonnage change, 1943 (2379 gross - 1336 net). Rebuilt as self-unloading bulk cement carrier, 1947, at Sturgeon Bay, WI; houses moved aft (2447 gross - 1412 net).
||Removed from documentation, September-October, 1972; redocumented as barge, July-August, 1973. (2537 gross - 2529 net).Built at cost of $235,000. Used during World War II in New England coal trade and in Caribbean bauxite trade. Spent two winters as storage hulk for building of new Poe Lock at the Soo. Used in late 1960's as transfer barge between Duluth-Superior, with propeller blades removed.
As MEL WILLIAM SELVICK: Being pushed upbound past Port Huron by the tug JOHN PURVES, had a tow line snap, and she sheered into the old Peerless Cement dock, on October 15, 1981. She was holed both fore and aft. Damage was reported as severe, with pumps from the Coast Guard and local fire dept. going for a day and a half. She was bound from Detroit for Holland, MI, with 4000 tons of cement. She will go to Toledo for repairs.
||Scrapped in 1994, in Muskegon.
||Globe Iron Works