1882                                     Osceola                                           1906

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at West Bay City by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 15
Launched June 15, 1882

194’ LOA, 183’6” LBP, 34’ beam, 22’10” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 650 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 9, 1882 #12
183.5 x 33.9 x 13.5, 980.70 GT, 787.39     US 155063     to:
Ward’s Detroit & Lake Superior Line, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1882

Deck added 1887

Grounded Nov 7, 1887 on Flat Rock Reef, 2 ½ miles off Port Austin MI, Lake Huron in dense smoke.  No lives lost.  Downbound from Duluth MN to Buffalo NY with bagged flour.  Salvaged spring 1888 and repaired at Port Huron MI.

Sold 1889 to William F. Botsford (3/4) and Henry McMorran (1/4), Port Huron MI (home port to Port Huron MI)

Sold 1899 to Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co., Chicago IL (home port to Duluth MN)

Sold 1905 to R. Osborne Mackay and William Magee, Hamilton ON, R. O. and A. B. Mackay, Mgr. (home port to Hamilton ON)
U.S enrollment surrendered June 29, 1905
Enrolled Canadian at 183.5 x 33.9 x 13.5, 1122 GT, 709 NT     Can 112204   

Renamed Golspie 1906

Stranded Dec 4, 1906 near Michipicoten Harbour ON, Lake Superior in heavy storm.  No lives lost in the incident but several crew members were severely injured from exposure, resulting in the death of one of them.

See history in Scanner Dec 1981 (#106)








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