Fay, Joseph S.

1871                                       Joseph S. Fay                              1905

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Quayle & Martin

224’ LOA, 215’ LBP, 34’ beam, 15’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, high pressure non-condensing engine, 575 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 8, 1871 (#4)
215.6 x 33.6 x 14.8, 882.31 tons     US 75315     to:
Alva Bradley, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Rebuilt 1876 to 2 decks
Remeasured to 1220.95 tons (1110.27 NT 1883

Transferred 1886 to Bradley Transportation Co., M. A. Bradley, Mgr.

Engine compounded 1887

Stranded Oct 19, 1906 off 40-Mile Point, Lake Huron.  Downbound with iron ore for Ashtabula OH, towing barge D. P. Rhodes, when stern ruptured and run ashore to save crew.  One life lost.  Barge also stranded but was released.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 26, 1905.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p.111






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