Maryland 1

1890                                  Maryland     1                                  1916 (1916)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 103
Launched July 12, 1890
Longest vessel on the Great Lakes (until E. C. Pope of 1891 – superseded Susquehanna of 1886)
Built with engine and boilers located amidships

332’ LOA, 316’ LBP, 42’ beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1400 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 26, 1890 (Temp #10)
316.4 x 42.0 x 20.4, 2419.04 GT, 1892.23     US 92206     to:
Inter Ocean Transportation Co., Milwaukee WI (home port Milwaukee WI)

Entered service 1890

Permanent enrollment at Milwaukee WI Dec 29, 1890 (#49)

Fleet failed 1907 and vessel sold to Dakota Transit Co., Milwaukee WI, Vance & Joys, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Rammed steamer Tuscarora July 7, 1907 in St. Clair River near Port Huron MI.  Downbound with corn for Buffalo NY.  Pilot house and forecastle completely rebuilt at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works

Sold Jan 8, 1916 to C. W. Moody, then on May 1, 1916 to Brooks & Crowley for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Lauzon QC and rejoined by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co.

Foundered Dec 26, 1916 about 389 miles east of Sandy Hook NJ, Atlantic Ocean.  All 34 lost.

Enroute from Philadelphia PA to London, England with miscellaneous merchandise




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