Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 203628
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 530.00
Width 56.16
Depth 32.00
Gross Tonnage 6924.00
Net Tonnage 5476.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00022

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage and dimension change, 1938 (530 x 56.16 x 26.58; 7238 gross - 6181 net). Canadian measurement, 1966 (538 x 56.16 x 27; 7616 gross - 5429 registered).
History As J.H. SHEADLE: Steering gear became disabled while backing away from ore dock at Marquette, MI, with load of 10,000 tons iron ore; November 19, 1920. Vessel struck rocks, tearing away rudder and shoe, and puncturing number seven tank. While in this condition, storm came up, doing considerable damage. Released November 29, 1920, but wintered at Marquette.As PIERSON INDEPENDENT: Went aground above Brockville, Ontario on October 28, 1979. After she was freed, she was beached. Her cargo of 11,500 tons of grain was lightered to the MAPLEHEATH and the E.J. NEWBERRY. The tugs ROBINSON BAY and DANIEL MCALLISTER also came to her assistance. She was freed on October 31 and dry-docked at Port Weller Dry Dock on November 11. A survey revealed the damage to be too extensive to justify repairing her.
Disposition In November 1979, she was sold to Strathearne Terminals of Hamilton, Ontario for scrap. In 1980 she was towed to overseas shipbreakers under the name COMPANY. Arrived in tow at Santander, Spain, for scrapping on June 11, 1980.

Build Information

Builder Great Lakes Engineering Works
Place Built Ecorse, MI
Date Built 1906-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
BAILEY, F.A.1924-00-001930-00-00U.S.203628
PIERSON INDEPENDENT1979-00-001979-00-00CANADA325783

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.1906-00-001924-00-00U.S.203628
Forest City Steamship Co.1924-00-001927-00-00U.S.203628
Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co.1927-00-001965-00-00U.S.203628
Upper Lakes Shipping, Ltd.1965-00-001979-00-00CANADA325783
Soo River Co.1979-00-001979-00-00CANADA325783
Strathearne Terminals, Ltd.1979-00-001980-00-00CANADA325783