1896 Appomattox 1905
Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 77
Largest powered wooden vessel built on the Great Lakes
330’ LOA, 314’ LBP, 42’6” beam, 25’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1050 IHP
Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 5, 1896 (#5)
308.2 x 42.6 x 21.2, 2380.88 GT, 1903.33 NT US 116682 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 1899 to Boston Coal Dock & Wharf Co., Cleveland OH, Pickands Mather & Co., Mgr. (home port to Cleveland OH)
Home port back to Duluth MN ten days later
Stranded Nov 2, 1905 on North Point, Milwaukee WI, Lake Michigan. Stranded in fog inbound with cargo of coal. Cargo jettisoned but the tugs still could not pull her off. No lives lost.
Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss. Storm Nov 28 broke her hull into three pieces. Enrollment surrendered March 28, 1906.