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Created: 2019-01-27 12:14:05 PM
Last Edited: 2022-10-20 8:11:08 PM

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Pic River (1964/07)
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Pic River (1972/05/19)
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Pic R (1982/03/27)
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Pic R (1982/03/27)
  IMO: 5277684  
Builder:F.W. Wheeler & CompanyLocation:West Bay City, MichiganHull #:117
Keel Layed:Launched:1896/08/27Commissioned:1896/08
As builtType:1 B&W 6-cylinder diesel engineOutput:1650 bhp (1231 kW) - 10.0 knots
Manufacturer:Burmeister & Wain - Copenhagen, Denmark
As builtLength (oa):115.8 m (380.0 ft)Gross Tonnage:3419
Length (lbp):111.6 m (366.0 ft)Net Tonnage:3262
Beam:13.4 m (44.1 ft)Dead Weight:2979
Depth:6.7 m (22.0 ft)Displacement:
Draft:2.1 m (7.0 ft) 
Change Description:Originally built as a bulk freight barge
Year: 1952Length (oa):113.7 m (373.0 ft)Gross Tonnage:3569
Length (lbp):104.0 m (341.2 ft)Net Tonnage:2480
Beam:13.6 m (44.6 ft)Dead Weight:5283
Depth:7.98 m (26.2 ft)Displacement:
Draft:6.074 m (19.9 ft) 
Change Description:Extensively rebuilt and converted to a powered motor vessel at Port Weller Drydocks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.. Her Danish-built B&W 6-cylinder diesel engine was from the Danish cargo ship ENGLAND (IMO 5607185) which was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea on 27 January 1940 northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Owner HistoryFleet History
Bessemer Steamship Company - Cleveland, Ohio, USA18961901/03
Pittsburgh Steamship Company - Duluth, Minnesota, United StatesAugustus B. Wolvin - USA1901/031936/09
John P. Geistman - Duluth, Minnesota, USA1936/091937
Pigeon Timber Company - Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada19371938
Lakehead Transportation Company - Fort William, Ontario, Canada19381943
Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping Ltd. - Fort William, Ontario, Canada19431949
Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co. - Montreal, Quebec, Canada19491979
Quebec & Ontario Transportation Company - Thorold, Ontario19781981
Name HistoryRegistration History
James Naysmyth1937
Merle H.1949
Pic River1978
Pic R1984
NumberPortCall SignMMSIFromUntil
US 158268 Duluth, Minnesota, United States 1896 1937
Can 158268 Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada CYFY 1937
Description/LocationScrapped at Hamilton, Ontario by United Metals
Arrival at Yard1978Beached:Work Began:1984/03