Elphicke, C. W.

1889                                       C. W. Elphicke                            1913

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Trenton MI by John Craig & Son, Hull 39
Launched July 3, 1889

285’6” LOA, 273’ LBP, 42’ beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 975 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 13, 1889 (#6)
273.0 x 42.0 x 20.4, 2058.55 GT, 1702.83 NT     US 126568     to:
John Craig, Trenton MI (home port Detroit MI)

Reenrolled at Detroit MI July 23, 1889 (Temp #11) to G. W. Close, Berlin Heights OH (home port to Huron OH)

Entered service 1889

Permanent enrollment at Sandusky OH April 4, 1890 (#27)

Sold 1896 to J. C. Gilchrist, Cleveland OH

Transferred 1897 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. 

Rebuilt 1903 at Cleveland OH, to 1 deck (home port to Fairport OH)
Remeasured to 273.0 x 41.3 x 23.0, 2406 GT, 1764 NT

Sold 1913 to Buckeye Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, A. T. Kinney, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Stranded Oct 21, 1913 Long Point, Lake Erie.  No lives lost.  Enroute from Fort William ON to Buffalo NY with cargo of flax.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 105






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