Niko

1889                                          Niko                                    1924

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Trenton MI by John Craig & Son, Hull 38
Launched

200’ LOA, 189’ LBP, 35’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 29, 1889 (#81)
189.0 x 35.0 x 13.0, 782.22 GT, 684.8 NT     US 130439     to:
John Craig, Trenton MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1889

Reenrolled at Port Huron MI May 6, 1889 (#177) to Andrew W. Comstock et al., Alpena MI

Rebuilt 1890 at Toledo OH to 2 decks
Remeasured to 1039.61 GT, 929.32 NT

Sold 1892 to Warde Transportation Co., Chicago IL (home port to Chicago IL)

Rebuilt 1899
Remeasured to 35.2 beam and 814 GT, 658 NT

Sold 1909 to Edward Hines Lumber Co., Chicago IL

Sold 1915 to Hamilton Transportation Co., Chicago IL

Foundered Nov 2, 1924 off Garden Island MI, Straits of Mackinac.  Enroute light for Manistique MI towing barge C. E. Redfern, sprang leak and sank.  Crew rescued by barge.

 

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