Spencer, George

1884                                      George Spencer                              1905

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle’s Sons

242’ LOA, 230’ LBP, 37’ beam, 20’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 625 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 21, 1884 (#4)
230.5 x 37.2 x 18.8, 1360.75 GT, 1082.79 NT     US 85849     to:
Thomas Wilson 6/16 et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1884

Sold 1888 to B. L. Pennington 1/6 et al., Cleveland OH
(Lockwood, Taylor & Co. 1/6)

Transferred 1889 to Lockwood Taylor Hardware Co. 2/3 and B. F. Powers 1/3

Transferred 1895 to Commercial Transit Co. 

Sold 1899 to Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., Tonawanda NY

Stranded Nov 28, 1905 near Thomasville MN, Lake Superior.  Upbound with cargo of coal towing barge Amboy.  Released barge in storm, which also was wrecked, then was wrecked herself.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 5, 1905.






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