1887                                       Sitka                                               1904

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 32
Launched Aug 13, 1887

290’ LOA, 273’ LBP, 40’6” beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 16, 1887 (Temp #22)
272.5 x 40.5 x 19.4, 1740.57 GT, 1227.73 NT     US 116174     to:
Thomas Wilson et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service Aug 1887

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH Aug 30, 1887 (#17)

Transferred 1890 to Wilson Transit Co. 

Home port to Fairport OH 1900

Sold 1901 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Stranded Oct 4, 1904 on Point Au Sable near Grand Marais MI, Lake Superior.  No lives lost.  Enroute from Marquette MI to Toledo OH with cargo of iron ore, driven on reef in storm.  Enrollment surrendered March 30, 1905.






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