Stevens, William H.

1886                                       William H. Stevens                    1902

 

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

 

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 27
Launched July 16, 1886

 

220’ LOA, 212’ LBP, 37’ beam, 23’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 500 IHP

 

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 26, 1886 (#7)
212.4 x 37.2 x 13.7, 1332.59 GT, 1025.67 NT     US 81120     to:
Ward’s Detroit & Lake Superior Line, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

 

Entered service 1886

 

Transferred 1892 to Crescent Transportation Co.   

 

Sold 1896 to Union Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

 

Burned Sept 8, 1902 off Clear Creek ON, Lake Erie.  No lives lost.  Downbound from Duluth MN to Buffalo NY with 32,000 bu. of flaxseed, 180 tons of copper and 900 bbls. of flour..  Enrollment surrendered Sept 12, 1902.

 

 

 

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