Gault, John C.

1881                                     John C. Gault                      1915

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 21
Launched April 2, 1881

230’ LOA, 218’ LBP, 33’ beam, 22’ depth
3 decks, coal-fired boilers, steeple compound engine, 550 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY May 17, 1881 (Temp #79)
218.0 x 32.6 x 13.4, 1212.71 tons (1093.54 NT 1882)     US 76204     to:
Wabash Line, Toledo OH, A. W. Colton, Mgr. (home port Toledo OH)

Entered service May 1881

Permanent enrollment at Toledo OH May 20, 1881 (#14)

Sold 1890 to Lake Erie Transportation Co., Monroe MI, A. W. Colton, Mgr. (home port to Monroe MI)

Converted 1906 to bulk freighter at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works
Remeasured to 218.0 x 32.0 x 12.8, 591 GT, 451 NT

Sold 1907 to Capt. M. W. Humphrey, Detroit MI

Transferred 1908 to Detroit Transportation Co., Capt. M. W. Humphrey, Mgr. and renamed Felix Carbray.

Sold 1909 to Fremont B. Chesbrough, Emerson MI (155/275) and C. M. Haight, Detroit MI (120/175)

Sold 1912 for off Lakes service and left the Great Lakes

Renamed Crescent 1916

Foundered Feb 27, 1916 off Cape Hatteras NC, Atlantic Ocean.  Enroute to Cuba.






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