Morley, George W.

1888                                  George W. Morley                           1897

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 37
Launched April 1888

2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 25, 1888 (Temp #161)
192.9 x 34.0 x 21.0, 1045.79 GT, 797.31 NT     US 85990     to:
H. A. Hawgood et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1888

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH July 12, 1888 (2)

Transferred 1891 to Hawgood & Avery Transit Co. 

Home port to Rockport OH 1894

Home port to Fairport OH 1896

Burned Dec 5, 1897 off Evanston IL, Lake Michigan.  Sailing light from Milwaukee WI to Chicago IL.  Caught fire and stranded 100 yards off shore.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 31, 1897.  Engine recovered 1898.






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