The M/V St. Clair is named in honor of the Great Lakes port of St. Clair, MI.
The M/V St. Clair was built by Bay Shipbuilding Corp at Sturgeon Bay, WI and entered service in May 1976. The vessel remains the largest hull to be side-launched on the Great Lakes.
The M/V St. Clair is powered by three 3500 HP General Motors Electro Motive Division (EMD) diesel engines. The vessel uses a twin conveyor system below its cargo holds to transport cargo to an inclined conveyor belt that elevates the cargo to the deck-mounted boom conveyor. For maneuvering in port, the vessel is equipped with 1,000 HP bow and stern thrusters.
The M/V St. Clair is used for the long-haul transport of iron ore pellets, coal, and limestone on the Great Lakes.
|Midsummer Draft (MS)||30'- 5/8"|
|Deadweight Capacity at MS Draft||44,800 Gross Tons|
|Deadweight Capacity at 27'-6"||39,900 Gross Tons|
|Unloading Boom Conveyor Length||250'|
|Maximum Unloading Rate||6,500 Tons/Hour|
|Number of Cargo Holds||5|
|Number of Hatches||26|
|Number of Propellers||1|