Republic (wooden)

1881                                    Republic                                          1903

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by George Presley
Launched April 21, 1881

245’ LOA, 235’ LBP, 35’ beam, 21’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Marquette MI May 16, 1881 (#40)
235.0 x 35.7 x 18.5, 1343.23 tons (1117.91 NT 1882)     US 110465     to:
W. D. Rees

Entered service 1881

Renamed Marquette 1890

Sold 1892 to J. W. Moore 3/16 et al., Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Home port to Fairport 1894

Home port back to Cleveland OH 1901

Sold 1901 to J. C. Gilchrist, Cleveland OH

Transferred 1902 to Inland Star Transit Co., J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr.

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. (home port to Fairport OH)

Foundered Oct 15, 1903 off Michigan Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior.  Downbound from Ashland WI with cargo of iron ore, sprang leak in storm and sank.  No lives lost.  Crew took to lifeboats.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 18, 1903.






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