Palmer, Thomas W. (wooden)

1880                                 Thomas W. Palmer                             1909

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 41
Launched Aug 14, 1880

216’ LOA, 205’ LBP, 34’6” beam, 19’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Sept 15, 1880 (#29)
205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7, 1096.00 tons (836.56 NT 1882)     US 145229     to:
Michigan Navigation Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1880

Sold 1888 to James McKenzie et al., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Renamed Samoa 1889

Sold 1899 to Joseph B. Rogers, Buffalo NY

Sold 1902 to John O. Teagan, Detroit MI

Sold 1908 to Baker Transportation Co., Detroit MI, Harris W. Baker, Mgr.

Burned Sept 20, 1909 at Torch Lake, Keweenaw Waterway, Lake Superior.  Struck by lightning while loading copper sand for Buffalo NY at Osceola Mills.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 3, 1909.






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