1872                                      Montana                                    1914

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Port Huron MI by Alexander Muir
Launched June 19, 1872

247’ LOA, 236’ LBP, 35’6” beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 25, 1872 (Temp #117)
236.3 x 36.5 x 14.0, 1535.59 tons (1382.51 NT 1882)     US 90501     to:
Western Transportation Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service July 1872

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY July 8, 1872 (#

Traded in late 1904 to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI on part of purchase price of new vessel being built for the fleet.

Sold 1908 to Benjamin Tripp & Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Returned 1909 to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI

Sold 1909 to Theobald Emig, Port Huron MI

Sold 1910 to James E. Sheehan, Buffalo NY

Converted to bulk freighter for the lumber trade 1910, to 1 deck
Remeasured to 1212 GT, 952 NT

Sold 1912 to George W. Kotcher, Detroit MI

Burned and sank Sept 7, 1914 off Alpena MI, Lake Huron.  Enroute from Detroit MI to John Island for a cargo of lumber.  No lives lost.






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