Schlesinger, Ferdinand

1891                                  Ferdinand Schlesinger                                  1919

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Milwaukee WI by Wolf & Davidson

320’ LOA, 305’ LBP, 43”6’ beam, 24’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1100 IHP

Enrolled at Milwaukee WI May 21, 1891 (#115)
305.7 x 43.4 x 20.7, 2607.70 GT, 2081.52 NT     US 120810     to:
Thomas Davidson, Milwaukee WI

Entered service 1891

Sold 1895 to Wisconsin Steamship Co., David Vance & Co., Mgr.

Sold Jan 26, 1916 to Massey Steamship Co., Duluth MN, Chester A. Massey, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)

Foundered May 26, 1919 off Passage Island, Lake Superior.  Enroute from Erie PA to Port Arthur ON with cargo of coal, sprang leak in heavy storm and sank.  No lives lost.  Crew rescued by str. Assiniboia.



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