Pridgeon Jr, John

1875                                   John Pridgeon Jr.                        1909

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Detroit MI by John P. Clark
Launched Nov 29, 1874

234’ LOA, 221’ LBP, 36’3” beam, 27’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 600 IHP
Engine from str. B. F. Wade of 1862

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 8, 1875 (59)
221.5 x 36.3 x 14.0, 1211.88 tons (1037.11 NT 1882)     US 75756     to:
John Pridgeon, Detroit MI (home port to Detroit MI)

Sank str. Selah Chamberlain Oct 13, 1886 in collision off Sheboygan WI, Lake Michigan

Sold 1896 to State Transit Co., Hamtramck MI

Sold 1902 (though John J. Boland) to Frank Roneker, Buffalo NY (John J. Boland & Co., Mgr.)

Rebuilt to bulk freighter and 1 deck at Buffalo NY
Remeasured to 1173 GT, 836 NT

Sold 1909 to Joseph D. Kropp, Buffalo NY

Foundered Sept 18, 1909 off Cleveland OH in storm.  Became waterlogged and sank.  Crew rescued by str. Maryland.  Enrollment surrenderd Dec 28, 1909.






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