1895                                 Rappahannock                                 1911


Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter


Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 66
Launched June 15, 1895

320’ LOA, 308’ LBP, 42’ beam, 24’ depth

2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 5, 1895 (#2)
308.1 x 42.5 x 21.2, 2380.80 GT, 1911.37 NT     US 111083     to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI

Entered service 1895

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

Wrecked July 25, 1911 on Jackfish Point, Lake Superior.  Enroute to Duluth MN with cargo of coal towing barge Montezuma, caught in storm and began to leak.  Dropped barge and beached purposely to avoid foundering.  All 18 crew saved;  vessel and cargo lost.  Fleetmate str. Sacramento dispatched from Sault Ste. Marie MI to pick up the barge.  Enrollment surrendered Aug 26, 1911.




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