Cranage, Thomas

1893                                 Thomas Cranage                                 1911

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 57
Launched July 29, 1893

325’ LOA, 305’ LBP, 43’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1050 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 10, 1893 (#8)
305.0 x 43.0 x 20.7, 2219.52 GT, 1855.50 NT     US 145648     to:
Thomas Cranage, Bay City MI (home port Bay City MI)

Entered service 1893

Home port to Port Huron MI 1901

Transferred 1902 to Cranage Steamship Co.

Stranded Sept 25, 1911 on Watchers Reef off Tiffin ON, Georgian Bay.  Enroute from Duluth MN to Tiffin ON with cargo of wheat.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 10, 1911.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian Aug 1973 (#189)
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 148



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