Harper, John

1890                                  John Harper                                  1914

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 33

316’ LOA, 298’ LBP, 40’ beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1025 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 17, 1990 (#172)
298.0 x 40.0 x 20.8, 1951.90 GT, 1632.32 NT     US 76879     to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI (home port Bay City MI)

Entered service 1890

Sold 1890 to American Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold 1900 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port Vermillion OH)

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Sold 1909 to William J. Willoughby and Richard Baxter ½ each, Cleveland OH

Broke in two Aug1914 near Windsor ON, Detroit River and was taken to Sandwich ON for scrapping.  Enrollment surrendered Sept 22, 1914.  Destroyed by fire Sept 29, 1914 while being scrapped.



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