Frost, Walter L.

1883                                    Walter L. Frost                                1903

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 62

249’ LOA, 235’ LBP, 37’ beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 6, 1883 (#4)
235.7 x 36.9 x 12.9, 1322.16 GT, 1203.24 NT     US 80973     to:
Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1883

Transferred 1885 to Merchants Navigation Co.  

Sold 1886 to Ogdensburg Transit Co., Ogdensburg NY, G. T. Childs, Mgr. (home port to Ogdensburg NY)

Transferred 1900 to Rutland Transit Co., Ogdensburg NY

Stranded Nov 4, 1903 in fog at southwest end of Manitou Island, Lake Michigan.  Enroute from Chicago IL to Ogdensburg NY with cargo of corn and general merchandise. Scuttled to prevent being pounded by waves.  Raised, then broke in two and abandoned.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 31, 1903.





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