1897                                 Athens                                 1917

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freight schooner barge

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 81
Launched May 2, 1897

310’ LOA, 294’ LBP, 45’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hold beams

Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 21, 1896 (#81)
293.6 x 44.6 x 19.1, 2073.88 GT, 1953.68 NT     US 107276     to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI

Entered service 1897

Transferred 1899 to Davidson Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold 1900 to Lake Erie Transportation Co., Cleveland OH, William H. Mack, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold 1911 to John J. Boland, Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Transferred 1917 to Nyanza Transit Co., Buffalo NY, Joseph A. Boland, Mgr.

Foundered Oct 7, 1917 25 miles west of Southampton ON, Lake Huron.  Towed by tug Lucknow.
Broke her back and sank in blizzard and gale.  Five lives lost of 9 aboard.



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