Owen, John

1889                                       John Owen                                  1919

Composite Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 95
Launched June 25, 1889, entered service Aug 1889

296’ LOA, 281’ LBP, 41’ beam, 23’ depth
1 deck, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 975 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 13, 1889 (#5)
281.0 x 41.0 x 20.0, 2127.26 GT, 1609.22 NT     US 76818     to:
Cadillac Transportation Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1889

Transferred 1892 to J. Emory Owen Transportation Co., Detroit MI

Management of vessel 1915 to W. C. Richardson, Cleveland OH

Sold March 22, 1916 to Owen Transit Co., Cleveland OH, W. C. Richardson & Co., Mgr.

Foundered Nov 12, 1919 off Manitou Island, off Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior.  All 22 lost. Downbound from Duluth MN with cargo of rye for Midland ON and encountered heavy storm.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 15, 1919.

 

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