Glidden, Jno. N.

1879                                      Jno. N. Glidden                               1903

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by William H. Radcliffe
Launched June 21, 1879

238’ LOA, 222’ LBP, 36’ beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 3, 1879 (#1)
221.7 x 35.1 x 19.3, 1322.60 tons (1110.92 NT 1882)     US 76080     to:
Phillip Minch et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)
(Phillip Minch 11/16, I. W. Nicholas 4/16, W. J. T [can’t read] 1/16)

Transferred 1895 to Nicholas Transit Co. (home port to Fairport OH)

Sunk Oct 9, 1903 in collision with barge Magna, St. Clair Flats Canal, St. Clair River.  No lives lost.  Downbound with cargo of iron ore.  Magna towed by str. Empire City.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 18, 1903.  Wreck dynamited out spring 1904.






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