City of Berlin

1891                                  City of Berlin                                  1925

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 40

315’ LOA, 298’ LBP, 41’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1250 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron June 26, 1891 (#185)
298.0 x 41.0 x 21.0, 2051.11 GT, 1711.00 NT     US 126717     to:
James Davidson, Bay City MI

Entered service 1891

Sold 1893 to Thompson Navigation Co., Detroit MI (home port to Detroit MI)

Chartered 1899 to Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., Tonawanda NY

Chartered 1900 to Drake & Maytham, Buffalo NY

Sold 1900 to Henry Wineman Jr., Detroit MI

Sold 1915 to Green Steamship Co., Cleveland OH and renamed Charles A. Luck

Sold March 29, 1916 to Richland Steamship Co., Cleveland OH and renamed Richland Star

Sold 1924 to Benjamin Iron & Steel Co., Buffalo NY

Sold late 1924 to Riley Drydock Co., Buffalo NY, Hubert Riley, Mgr.

Renamed Oakwood 1925

Stranded June 8, 1925 on Miller’s Point, 12 miles east of Port Dover ON, Lake Erie.  Released and towed to Buffalo, where she burned to a total loss on Aug 9 while being surveyed



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