City of Bangor

1896                                  City of Bangor                                  1926

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel

Built at West Bay City by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 113
Launched March 18, 1896

384’6” LOA, 372’ LBP, 44’6” beam, 27’8” depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1235 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 28, 1896 (#82)
372.5 x 44.8 x 23.5, 3690.90 GT, 2976.38 NT     US 127131     to:
Charles A. Eddy, Bay City MI

Entered service 1896

Transferred 1898 to Eddy-Shaw Transit Co.  (home port to Fair Haven MI)

Transferred 1905 to Lake Transit Co., Bay City MI, Howard L. Shaw, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Lengthened 1905 at Chicago IL by American Ship Building Co., to bulk freighter, 1 deck
Remeasured to 445.5 x 44.8 x 23.0, 4202 GT, 3058 NT

Sold Aug 27, 1925 to Nicholson Transit Co., Detroit MI, Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co, Mgr.

Converted 1926 to combination automobile carrier and bulk freighter at River Rouge MI by Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co.
Remeasured to 3994 GT, 2847 NT

Stranded Nov 30, 1926 on Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior in blizzard.  Crew rescued by U. S. Coast Guard.  Vessel carrying deck cargo of 230 Chrysler automobiles.  Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Hulk sold June 23, 1927 to T. L. Durocher, Detour MI but salvage abandoned and vessel scrapped in place in 1942.

See history in Scanner Dec 1989 (#178)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 93




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