Hope, George T.

1883                                    George T. Hope                          1912

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 8
Launched July 14, 1883

280’ LOA, 263’ LBP, 39’ beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 850 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 13, 1883 (Temp #11)
263.0 x 39.1 x 19.0, 1558.73 GT, 1274.77 NT     US 85800     to:
James Davidson, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1883

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Oct 13, 1883 (#17)

Sold 1886 to Thomas Fitzpatrick et al., Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)
(Thomas Fitzpatrick ½, E. B. Hale & Co. [Edwin B. Hale, Willis H. Barnes and Willis B. Hale] ¼, W. D. Rees 1/8, and H. P. Lillibridge 1/8)

Transferred 1891 to Mentor Steamship Co. (home port to Fairport OH)

Sold 1906 to John B. Hall, Buffalo NY

Sold 1907 to Steamer Hope Transit Co., Buffalo NY and renamed Culligan.
Remeasured to 1748 GT, 1464 NT

Sold 1910 to Ellis H. Gidley, Buffalo NY

Sold 1911 to John J. Boland, Buffalo NY

Foundered Sept 27, 1912 off Grand Island, Lake Superior.  No lives lost.  Downbound from Marquette MI to Detroit MI with cargo of iron ore, sprang leak and sank.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 11, 1912.






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