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.