Ranney, Rufus P. (wooden)

1881                                 Rufus P. Ranney             1916 (1920)

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by William H. Radcliffe

255’ LOA, 247’ LBP, 36’6” beam, 19’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 550 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH June 23, 1881 (#
247.6 x 36.3 x 17.9, 1392.49 tons (1169.76 NT 1882)     US 110486     to:
Alva Bradley, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1881

Transferred 1886 to Bradley Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Laid up at Manitowoc WI at the end of the 1910 season and did not operate again for this fleet.  Enrollment surrendered March 24, 1915 endorsed Abandoned.

Sold May 22, 1916 for off-Lakes service.  Repaired at Sturgeon Bay WI and Manitowoc WI and redocumented at Cleveland OH Nov 11, 1916. Left the Great Lakes.  Locked down the Welland Canal Dec 1, 1916.

Renamed Northwestern 1917

Stranded March 22, 1920 off Matanzas Inlet FL.  One life lost.




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