City of Genoa

1892                                  City of Genoa                                  1911

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 49
Launched July 27, 1892

321’ LOA, 301’ LBP, 42’6” beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1100 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron Aug 5, 1892 (#21)
301.0 x 42.5 x 20.1, 2109.90 GT, 1773.06 NT     US 126897     to:
James Davidson, Bay City MI

Entered service 1892

Sold 1893 to J. C. Gilchrist, Cleveland OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Transferred 1897 to Gilchrist Transportation Co.

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Sunk Sept 26, 1911 in collision with str. W. H. Gilbert abreast of the ferry dock at Sarnia ON, St. Clair River and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Downbound with cargo of wheat.  Raised by Reid Wrecking Co. and towed to their dock.    Hull burned Oct 10, 1915  and some time later was towed into Lake Huron and scuttled.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 6, 1912.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 69



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