Lakers Built in U.S. Shipyards since WWII

Most recent update: June 1, 2015


All the 50 lakers built in U.S. shipyards since WWII were built for domestic trading.

Year

Original Name

Original Owner Shipbuilder Hull # O.N. GT DWT Price ($mm) Notes

1950

Wilfred Sykes

Inland Steel

AmShip Lorain

866

259193

11,700

21,800

 

Active

1952

Philip R. Clarke

U.S. Steel

AmShip Lorain

867

263699

12,300

27,100

 

Active

1952

Arthur M. Anderson

U.S. Steel

AmShip Lorain

868

264207

12,300

27,100

 

Active

1953

Ernest T. Weir

National Steel

AmShip Lorain

869

265246

11,700

23,000

 

Courtney Burton 1978, American Fortitude 2006, NLD

1953

Armco

Oglebay Norton

AmShip Lorain

870

265621

12,400

25,700

 

American Valor 2006, laid up

1972

Roger Blough

U.S. Steel

AmShip Lorain

900

533062

26,000

45,000

20.0

Active

1973

William R. Roesch

Oglebay Norton

AmShip Lorain

901

549231

9,639

19,000

11.7

David Z. Norton 1995, Calumet, NLD

1973

Paul Thayer

Oglebay Norton

AmShip Lorain

902

552395

9,639

19,000

11.7

Earl W. Oglebay 1995, Manitowoc, NLD

1974

Wolverine

Oglebay Norton

AmShip Lorain

903

560339

10,037

20,000

13.0

Robert S. Pierson (Canada) 2008

1976

James R. Barker

Interlake Steamship

AmShip Lorain

905

573682

33,000

59,000

35.0

Active

1977

Mesabi Miner

Interlake Steamship

AmShip Lorain

906

581479

33,000

59,000

35.0

Active

1978

George A. Stinson

American Steamship

AmShip Lorain

907

595539

32,000

59,000

35.0

American Spirit 2004

1980

Edgar B. Speer

U.S. Steel

AmShip Lorain

908

621104

35,000

60,000

45.0

Active

1981

William J. Delancey

Pickands Mather

AmShip Lorain

909

631668

34,500

61,000

50.0

Paul R. Tregurtha 1990

1952

Edward B. Greene

American Steamship

AmShip Toledo

189

263980

12,000

25,300

 

Benson Ford 1985, Kaye E. Barker 1989

1958

John Sherwin

American Steamship

AmShip Toledo

192

276445

16,000

33,300

 

Active

1959

Shenango II

American Steamship

AmShip Toledo

193

278807

16,300

31,100

 

Charles M. Beeghly 1967, Hon. James L. Oberstar 2012

1973

Roger M. Keyes

American Steamship

AmShip Toledo

200

550520

15,674

30,000

12.5

Adam E. Cornelius 1989

1973 Charles E. Wilson American Steamship Bay SB 710 550954 13,862 27,000 12.5

John J. Boland 2000

1974 H. Lee White American Steamship Bay SB 711 556460 14,499 30,000 15.0

Active

1975

Sam Laud

American Steamship Bay SB 712 564002 11,619 23,000 12.5

Active

1976

St. Clair

American Steamship Bay SB 714 571875 25,000 42,000 22.0

Active

1976

Joseph L. Block

Inland Steel Bay SB 715 574870 15,600 31,300 20.0

Active

1977

Belle River

American Steamship Bay SB 716 585852 40,000 60,000 30.0

Walter J. McCarthy 1990

1978

Lewis Wilson Foy

Oglebay Norton Bay SB 717 592377 40,000 60,000 30.0

Oglebay Norton 1991, American Integrity 2006

1979

Edwin H. Gott

U.S. Steel Bay SB 718 600648 40,000 62,000 30.0

Active

1979

Indiana Harbor

American Steamship Bay SB 719 610401 40,000 62,000 30.0

Active

1980

Burns Harbor

Bethlehem Steel Bay SB 720 618479 40,000 62,000 30.0

Active

1978

Buffalo

American Steamship Bay SB 721 596352 12,000 23,300 20.0

Active

1979

Fred R. White, Jr.

Oglebay Norton Bay SB 722 606421 12,000 23,300 20.0

American Courage 2006

1980

Chicago

American Steamship Bay SB 723 619736 15,000 32,000 30.0

American Mariner 2006

1981

Cuyahoga

American Steamship Bay SB 724 633579 12,000 23,300 25.0

American Republic 2006

1981

Columbia Star

Oglebay Norton Bay SB 726 635289 33,000 61,500 50.0

American Century 2006

1952

Johnstown

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem SP

4504

263877

11,700

22,400

 

Scrapped 1985

1952

Sparrows Point

Bethlehem Steel

Bethlehem SP

4505

264391

11,700

22,400

 

Buckeye 1990, Lewis J. Kuber

1952

Elton Hoyt 2nd

Pickands Mather

Bethlehem SP

4512

264126

11,000

22,200

 

Michipicoten 2003

1952

Charles L. Hutchinson

Unknown

Defoe Sbldg.

422

265808

11,100

18,600

 

Ernest B Breech 1962, Kinsman Independent 1988, Voyageur Independent (Canada) 2004, Ojibway

1972

Stewart J. Cort

Bethlehem Steel

Erie Marine

101

532272

25,400

52,000

18.0

Active

1952

Cason J. Calloway

US Steel

Great Lakes Eng.

297

264349

12,300

26,800

 

Active

1952

J. L. Mauthe

Pickands Mather

Great Lakes Eng.

298

264738

11,500

21,800

 

Pathfinder 2002

1953

Reserve

Oglebay Norton

Great Lakes Eng.

299

265360

13,800

26,800

  Sold as a storage barge 2006

1953

William Clay Ford

Ford Motor Co.

Great Lakes Eng.

300

266029

12,500

26,800

 

Scrapped 1987

1959

Edmund Fitzgerald

Oglebay Norton

Great Lakes Eng.

301

277437

13,500

26,800

 

Lost 1975

1959

Herbert C. Jackson

Pickands Mather

Great Lakes Eng.

302

278780

12,300

26,800

 

Active

1960

Arthur B. Homer

Bethlehem Steel

Great Lakes Eng.

303

280946

13,500

26,800

 

Scrapped

1952

John G. Munson

US Steel

Manitowoc

415

264136

11,000

26,800

 

Active

1953

John J. Boland

American Steamship

Manitowoc

417

266270

11,000

21,800

 

Saginaw (Canada) 1999

1955

Detroit Edison

American Steamship

Manitowoc

418

269187

11,000

21,800

 

Scrapped 1987

1959

Adam E. Cornelius

American Steamship

Manitowoc

424

278853

11,000

26,800

 

Capt Edward V. Smith 1989, Sea Barge One, Sarah Spencer

1960

Sir Edward L. Ryerson

Inland Steel

Manitowoc

425

282106

11,000

34,900

 

Laid up 2010