Lyon, John B.

1881                                         John B. Lyon                             1900

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle’s Sons
Launched March 1, 1881

278’ LOA, 255’ LBP, 38’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, 2 steeple compound engines, 700 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 4, 1881 (Temp #73)
255.9 x 38.8 x 20.0, 1710.33 tons (1330.82 NT 1882)     US 76199     to:
Frank Perew, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service May 1881

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY May 30, 1881 (#89)

Sold 1892 to J. C. Gilchrist, Vermilion OH

Transferred 1897 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. 

Foundered Sept 12, 1900 in storm between Ashtabula OH and Conneaut OH, Lake Erie.  Nine of 16 aboard lost.  Downbound from Marquette MI with cargo of iron ore for Cleveland OH.  This storm was the remnant of the historic hurricane which essentially destroyed the city of Galveston TX.  Enrollment surrendered Sept 15, 1900.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian March and April 1986 (#5)






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