Johnson, Henry J.

1888                                   Henry J. Johnson                                 1902

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Dry Dock Co.

272’6” LOA, 260’ LBP, 40’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 575 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 8, 1888 (#109)
260.0 x 40.2 x 19.6, 1713.39 GT, 1443.06 NT     US 95950     to:
H. J. Johnson ¼ et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1888

Rebuilt 1900, to 1 deck
Remeasured to 23.3 depth and 1997 GT, 1321 NT

Sunk July 24, 1902 in collision with str. Fred Pabst in fog off Spectacle Reef, Lake Huron.  Enroute from Escanaba MI to Cleveland OH with cargo of iron ore.  Pabst upbound with coal.  Crew took quickly to lifeboats and were picked up several hours later by tug Parker and taken to Alpena MI.  Enrollment surrendered March 31, 1903.




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