1896                                 Algeria                                 1906

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freight schooner barge

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 75
Launched May 30, 1896

300’ LOA, 284’ LBP, 44’ beam, 21’9” depth
2 decks

Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 13, 1896 (#93)
288.7 x 44.6 x 19.1, 2038.66 GT, 1917.68 NT     US 107222     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 1900 to Sydenham Scott, Mount Clemens MI

Foundered May 9, 1906 off Cleveland OH.  Enroute from Escanaba MI with cargo of iron ore, anchored off harbor in storm.  Local tugs refused to come out in aid of the vessel because of a tug strike.  Two lives lost.  Five men made it to shore in the vessel’s yawl and the cook swam to shore.  The captain and the chief engineer were lost.  Enrollment surrendered May 11, 1906.



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