1900                                 Pretoria                                 1905


Wooden Great Lakes bulk freight schooner barge


Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 93

350’ LOA, 44’ beam, 25’ depth

1 deck

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 27, 1900 (#5)
338.4 x 44.0 x 23.0, 2790 GT, 2715 NT     US 150872     to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI

Entered service 1900

Transferred 1899 to Davidson Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Foundered Sept 2, 1905 off Outer Island in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior.  Enroute from Duluth MN to South Chicago IL with cargo of iron ore towed by str. Venezuela, her steering gear failed and her tow line to the steamer parted in a storm.  Her crew took to her lifeboat but the lifeboat was swamped by the seas.  Five lives lost of ten aboard.  Enrollment surrendered Jan 12, 1906.




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