Dyer, George H.

1888                                 George H. Dyer                                  1927

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Milwaukee WI by Wolf & Davidson

220’ LOA, 208’ LBP, 35’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, steeple compound engine, 390 IHP

Enrolled at Milwaukee WI Oct 23, 1888 (#30)
208.8 x 35.1 x 21.6, 1372.18 GT, 1086.30 NT     US 86016     to:
William H. Wolf, Milwaukee WI

Entered service 1888

Renamed Hennepin 1898

Burned July 2, 1901 at her dock at Buffalo NY.  No lives lost.  Caught fire from burning sheds at the Lehigh Valley Railroad dock.  Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Sold at auction Jan 29, 1902 to Lake Shore Stone Co.,  Milwaukee WI

Converted to self-unloading bulk freighter at Sturgeon Bay WI by Leatham Smith Dock Co.
Remeasured to 12.4 depth and 990 GT, 639 NT, 1 deck
First self-unloading bulk freighter on the Great Lakes

Remeasured 1916 to 214.0 x 35.8 x 17.4, 1188 GT, 953 NT

Sold 1924 to Construction Materials Co., Chicago IL

Reduced to unregistered barge for the gravel trade

Foundered Aug 18, 1927 near South Haven MI, Lake Michigan







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