Drake, M. M.

1882                                    M. M. Drake                                  1901

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 31
Launched Sept 2, 1882

210’ LOA, 201’ LBP, 34’6” beam, 21’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 605 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Sept 21, 1882 (#15)
201.0 x 34.5 x 14.6, 915.97 GT, 762.01 NT     US 91485     to:
John Green, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1882

Second deck added 1885
Remeasured to 1102.49 GT, 948.53 NT

Sold 1889 to J. W. Candler, Homer W. Candler and W. R. Candler 1/3 each, Detroit MI (home port to Detroit MI)

Sold 1899 to James Corrigan, Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Sunk Oct 2, 1901 in collision with barge Michigan off Vermilion Point, Lake Superior.  Downbound towing Michigan from Superior WI to Cleveland OH with cargo of iron ore.  Michigan was foundering in storm.  When the steamer attempted to rescue the crew of the barge, the barge ran into her, sinking her.  Barge foundered.  One life lost on the barge.  Crew rescued by str. Northern Wave and taken to Superior.  Enrollment surrendered April 4, 1902.






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