Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 278807
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 690.33
Width 75.75
Depth 32.75
Gross Tonnage 13598.00
Net Tonnage 8405.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00193

Vessel History

Rebuilds Lengthened by Fraser Shipyards, Superior, WI, in winter, 1971-1972 (786.33 x 75.75 x 32.75; 15483 gross - 10290 net). Converted from a bulk carrier to a self unloader in 1981.
History First document issued May 13, 1959.As SHENANGO II: In collision with steamer CHICAGO TRIBUNE, September 29, 1960, in fog five miles below Port Huron, MI, in St. Clair River. Ran aground in 24 feet of water; released same day by tugs. Accident resulted in cracked shell plate.
As CHARLES M. BEEGHLY: Grounded at Johnson Point in St. Marys River about January 26, 1978; with Coast Guard assistance, cleared navigation channel and proceeded to DeTour for lightering. Grounded in Duluth harbor on December 22, 1978, while downbound and loaded.
April 27, 1984, got caught in heavy ice and unusual currents and went crossways in the channel. Her stern hit the breakwall and it took tugs five hours to free her. Stern received extensive damage but all above the waterline.

Build Information

Builder American Shipbuilding Co.
Place Built Toledo, OH
Date Built 1958-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
BEEGHLY, CHARLES M.1967-00-002011-00-00U.S.278807
HON. JAMES L. OBERSTAR2011-00-00U.S.278807

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Interlake Steamship Co.1973-00-00U.S.278807
Pickands Mather & Co.1967-00-001973-00-00U.S.278807
Shenango Furnace Co.1958-00-001967-00-00U.S.278807