1896 Abyssinia 1917
Wooden Great Lakes bulk freight schooner barge
Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 74
300’ LOA, 285’ LBP, 44’ beam, 21’ depth
Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 11, 1896 (#92)
288.6 x 44.6 x 19.1, 2037.66 GT, 1916.68 NT US 107221 to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI
Entered service 1896
Transferred 1899 to Davidson Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
Sold 1901 to Lake Transit Co., Cleveland OH, Hutchinson & Co., Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)
Transferred 1909 to Calumet Transit Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)
Transferred 1914 to Corsica Transit Co.
Stranded Oct 18, 1917 on Tecumseh Reef ON, west of Buffalo NY, Lake Erie. Downbound with cargo of wheat. No lives lost. Towed by str Maruba, which also stranded but was able to get herself off. Enrollment surrendered Oct 31, 1917.