Plankinton, John

1889                                    John Plankinton                         1917

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 53
Launched April 27, 1889

279’6” LOA, 267’ LBP, 41’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 30, 1889 (Temp #173)
267.0 x 40.9 x 21.0, 1821.85 GT, 1461.32 NT     US 76798     to:
Wiley M. Egan, Milwaukee WI (home port Milwaukee WI)

Entered service 1889

Permanent enrollment at Milwaukee WI June 7, 1889 (#134)

Home port to Chicago IL 1900

Sold 1907 to Pittsburgh & Erie Railroad Co., Erie PA, George B. Taylor, Mgr.

Sunk May 9, 1917 in collision with carferry Detroit opposite foot of Fifth Street, Detroit MI, Detroit River.  Enroute from Toledo OH to Hancock MI with cargo of coal, bows crushed in accident.  Hull dynamited to remove hazard to navigation.






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