Davidson, Thomas

1888                                   Thomas Davidson                              1933

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Milwaukee WI by Wolf & Davidson
Launched May 5, 1888

300’ LOA, 286’ LBP, 41’6” beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Milwaukee WI May 9, 1888 (#156)
285.8 x 41.7 x 20.4, 2226.49 GT, 1714.53 NT     US 145482     to:
Thomas Davidson, Milwaukee WI

Entered service 1888

Sold 1995 to Henry J. Pauly, Milwaukee WI

Sold 1917 to Crosby Transportation Co., Milwaukee WI

Sold 1926 to Nicholson Transit Co., Ecorse MI, Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co., Mgr.

Fleet transferred 1927 to Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co., Detroit MI
(William Nicholson sold his fleet to Nicholson-Universal and agreed not to engage in the transportation of automobiles on the Great Lakes for a period of 20 years)

Laid up in the late 1920s and did not operate again.  Sold 1932 to Reid Towing & Wrecking Co., Sarnia ON but didi not return to operation.  Abandoned 1933.







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