Orinoco

1898                                 Orinoco                                 1924

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 87
Launched

312’ LOA, 295’ LBP, 44’ beam, 23’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boiler, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 10, 1898 (#72)
295.0 x 44.0 x 21.0, 2226.03 GT, 1928.33 NT     US 155317     to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI

Entered service 1898

Transferred 1899 to Davidson Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Foundered May 18, 1924 off Point Aux Mines, Lake Superior.  Upbound with cargo of coal towing barge Chieftain (which survived), seams opened and vessel sank.  Five lives lost, including Captain, Chief Engineer and wheelsman, who stayed aboard, of 19.

 

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