Gilchrist, J. C.

1887                                  J. C. Gilchrist                                   1914

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Trenton MI by John Craig & Son, Hull 33
Launched Sept 10, 1887

260’ LOA, 252’ LBP, 42’ beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Sept 22, 1887 (#18)
252.0 x 42.0 x 20.4, 1827.39 GT, 1395.75 NT     US 76695     to:
John Craig, Trenton MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1887

Sold Oct 1887 to J. C. Gilchrist 4/16 et al., Cleveland OH (home port Vermillion OH)

Transferred 1897 to Gilchrist Transportation Co.  

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Renamed Vermillion 1904

Laid up at Milwaukee WI at the end of the 1907 season

Offered for sale 1913 during bankruptcy of Gilchrist fleet.  Enrollment surrendered March 18, 1913 (vessel out of commission).  Dismantled at Milwaukee in 1914 and hull sold for use as a breakwater at Big Bay WI, Lake Superior but foundered on the way there.






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