1890                                  Panther                                  1916

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 35

245’3” LOA, 236’ LBP, 36’ beam, 20’4” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Sept 1, 1890 (#30)
237.0 x 36.0 x 19.0, 1373.87 GT, 1118.09 NT     US 150497     to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI

Entered service 1890

Sold 1891 to Leander Burdick, Toledo OH (home port to Toledo OH)

Sold 1900 to W. P. Rend & Co., Chicago IL

Rebuilt 1901 at Chicago IL
Remeasured to 247.6 x 35.8 x 22.2, 1634 GT, 1140 NT

Stranded Nov 21, 1910 off Garden Island, Lake Michigan

Sold 1912 to American Steamship Co., Milwaukee WI

Sold 1914 to Joseph Davidson, John Joys and Carl Joys (1/3 each), Milwaukee WI

Sold May 19, 1916 to Massey Steamship Co., Duluth MN (home port to Duluth MN)
U. S. enrollment surrendered May 19, 1916
Enrolled Canadian     Can 138004

Sunk June 26, 1916 in collision with str. James J. Hill in heavy fog off Parisien Island, Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior.  Downbound with cargo of grain, Hill upbound light.  No lives lost;  Hill kept her bow in the break in the Panther hull until all were able to get aboard her.



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