Graves, William T.

1867                                      William T. Graves                          1885

Wooden bark

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle
Launched March 3, 1867

1 deck

Enrolled at Cleveland OH April 11, 1867 (Temp #2)
207.1 x 35.5 x 14.3, 804.51 tons     US 26172     to:
Sarah E. Nims, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service May 1867

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY May 9, 1867 (#91)

Converted to twin screw propellor and deck cabins added 1870 at Buffalo NY by Robert Mills
Remeasured to 1001.30 tons (to 2 decks)

Full length deck cabins added 1881 at Toledo OH
Remeasured to 1074.52 tons

Stranded Oct 31, 1885 on Dover’s Point at the southwestern tip of North Manitou Island, Lake Michigan in snowstorm.  No lives lost.  Enroute from Chicago IL to Buffalo NY with a cargo of corn.  Towing schooner Geo. W. Adams, which was released.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 31, 1885.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 203







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