Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 150587
Rig Propeller (Whaleback)

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 320.00
Width 42.00
Depth 25.00
Gross Tonnage 2234.00
Net Tonnage 1571.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00125

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt at Conneaut, OH, in winter, 1918-1919 (315.75 x 42.25 x 24.16; 2394 gross - 1465 net). Received straight sides and flattened deck. Converted to crane vessel, with two whirlies on deck, in 1927.
History As HENRY CORT: In collision with steamer MIDVALE while breaking ice off Colchester Reef, Lake Erie, on December 17, 1917. Sank in thirty feet of water 4 1/2 miles from Colchester Reef. Crew walked to MIDVALE across the ice. Located on April 24, 1918, four miles from earlier sunk position, with seven feet of water over her. Raised on September 22, 1918, on fourth attempt, and towed to Bar Point, then to Toledo Ship Building Co. for major repairs. Then arrived at Conneaut, OH, on October 17, 1918, for more rebuilding by Pittsburgh Steamship Co. Stranded on Colchester Reef, Lake Erie in 1927; abandoned to underwriters, and sold.
Holed by ice in Detroit River, while tied to Nicholson Transit Co. dock at Ecorse, MI, in 1933, and settled.
Disposition Stranded on north pier of Muskegon (MI) breakwall in storm on November 30, 1934. Broke in half in December, and declared a constructive total loss. Scrapped in 1935.

Build Information

Builder American Steel Barge Co.
Place Built Superior, WI
Date Built 1892-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
CORT, HENRY1896-00-001935-00-00U.S.150587

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
American Steel Barge Co.1892-00-001892-00-00U.S.150587
Andrew H. Green, Jr. (Lake Ports Shipping & Navigation Co., Mgrs.)1927-00-001935-00-00U.S.150587
Bessemer Steamship Co.1896-00-001901-00-00U.S.150587
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Buffalo Steamship Co. (Soo Line Railroad Co.)1892-00-001896-00-00U.S.150587
Pittsburgh Steamship Co.1901-00-001927-00-00U.S.150587