Craig, John

1888                                     John Craig                                     1906

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Trenton MI by John Craig & Son. Hull 34
Launched May 19, 1888

290’ LOA, 275’ LBP, 41’ beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 2, 1888 (#107)
275.0 x 41.6 x 20.4, 2044.08 GT, 1596.27 NT     US 76729     to:
John Craig, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1888

Sold 1888 to J. C. Gilchrist, Vermilion OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Transferred 1897 to Gilchrist Transportation Co.  

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Sold 1904 to James Davidson,  and renamed Panama.

Transferred 1905 to Davidson Steamship Co.,  (home port to Duluth MN)

Stranded Nov 21, 1906 near Ontonagon MI, Lake Superior.  Sprang leak in heavy storm and was beached to avoid foundering.  Towing barge Matanzas, which was cut loose and which survived.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 18, 1909.






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