Murphy, Simon J. 1

1895                                  Simon J. Murphy     1                                  1901 (1920)

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 110
Launched Sept 26, 1895

254’ LOA, 239’ LBP, 38’ beam. 16’8” depth
1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boiler, triple expansion engine, 875 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Oct 7, 1895 (Temp #23)
239.1 x 38.0 x 14.0, 1380.55 GT, 1103.03 NT     US 116684     to:
L. H. McCormick, Bay City MI

Entered service 1895

Permanent enrollment at Milwaukee WI Oct 24, 1895 (#26)     to:
A. M. Murphy Lumber Co., Green Bay WI
(Built for the Great Lakes lumber trade)

Arrived Green Bay WI Oct 14, 1895 for first load.  Hit Ballard’s Reef in the lower Detroit River on Oct 24 on downbound voyage and entered drydock for repairs.

Sold 1898 to Robert J. Dollar Steamship Co., San Francisco CA for off-Lakes service but remained in service on the Great Lakes operated by L. H. McCormick, Bay City MI

Left Great Lakes 1901

Renamed Melville Dollar 1901 and Tallac 1906

Stranded Feb 24, 1920  18 miles south of Cape Henry VA, Atlantic Ocean, enroute from Colon, Panama to Baltimore MD




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