Moran, John V.

1888                                     John V. Moran                              1899

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 44
Launched Aug 16, 1888

2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine,

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 16, 1888 (#12)
214.0 x 37.0 x 22.2, 1350.38 GT, 1035.26 NT     US 76748     to:
Ward’s Detroit & Lake Superior Line, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1888

Sold 1892 to Crescent Transportation Co., Detroit MI

Sold 1896 to Union Transit Co., Buffalo NY

Sold 1898 to Orville M. Field

Foundered Feb 7, 1899  20 miles off Muskegon MI, Lake Michigan.  Cut through by ice and sank.  Crew rescued by str. Naomi.  Enrollment surrendered April 12, 1899.






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