Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 243406
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 603.66
Width 60.16
Depth 30.16
Gross Tonnage 9057.00
Net Tonnage 6793.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00290

Vessel History

Rebuilds Had bow thruster installed and converted to self-unloader by Manitowoc Ship Building Co., in winter, 1963-1964 (9876 gross - 7604 net). Converted to a motor vessel with the installation of a twenty cylinder diesel package from Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corp., at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI, winter 1975-76. Tonnage change, May 1976 (9790 gross - 7518 net).
History Launched as ADIRONDACK.Built under U.S. Maritime Commission contract as L6-S-B1 class bulk carrier.
Pushed ashore by ice while backing from Stoneport, MI, March 30, 1971; suffered minor bottom damage.
Snapped cables during blizzard and gale at Stoneport, MI, December 15, 1973, and was blown onto rocks.
As RICHARD J. REISS: She suffered a 28-inch long crack along the waterline on April 8, 1982 in ice in the Straits of Mackinaw. She was bound from Toledo for Charlevoix, MI, with coal. After inspection by the Coast Guard, she was accompanied by BISCAYNE BAY to Rogers City. She was expected to be in Lorain at AmShip building for thirty days.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built River Rouge, MI
Date Built 1943-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
RICHARD REISS1986-00-002005-00-00U.S.243406

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Reiss Steamship Co.1943-00-001969-00-00U.S.243406
Reiss Steamship Co. (Boland & Cornelius, Mgrs.)1969-00-001985-00-00U.S.243406
American Steamship Co.1986-00-001992-00-00U.S.243406
Erie Sand Steamship Co.1992-00-002004-00-00U.S.243406
Lower Lakes Towing2004-00-00U.S.243406