Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 77231
Rig Barge

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 365.42
Width 45.66
Depth 23.16
Gross Tonnage 3422.64
Net Tonnage 3162.29
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00117

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage change, 1924 (3010 gross - 2807 net). Canadian measures, 1937 (366 x 44 x 22; 2979 gross). Converted to motorship by Port Weller Dry Docks, Ltd., St. Catharines, Ontario, 1952 (373 x 44.5 x 22; 3569 gross - 2480 registered).
Disposition Scrapping begun at Hamilton, spring, 1984.

Build Information

Builder Wheeler, F.W & Co.
Place Built West Bay City, MI
Date Built 1896-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
MERLE H.1937-00-001949-00-00CANADA158268
PIC RIVER1949-00-001978-00-00CANADA158268
PIC R.1978-00-00CANADA158268

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Bessemer Steamship Co.1896-00-001901-00-00U.S.77231
Pittsburgh Steamship Co.1901-00-001936-00-00U.S.77231
Marine Iron & Ship Building Co.1936-00-001936-00-00U.S.77231
Pigeon Timber Co., Ltd.1936-00-001938-00-00CANADA158268
Lakehead Transportation Co., Ltd.1938-00-001942-00-00CANADA158268
Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping Co., Ltd.1942-00-001949-00-00CANADA158268
Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co., Ltd.1949-00-001978-00-00CANADA158268
Strathearne Terminals (Hamilton), Ltd.1978-00-00CANADA158268