Stone, George

1893                                 George Stone                                 1909

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 98
Launched June 20, 1893

282’6” LOA, 270’ LBP, 40’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1125 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 14, 1893 (Temp #2)
270.0 x 40.0 x 19.1, 1841.22 GT, 1501.65 NT     US 86261     to:
M. A. Bradley 8/64 et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1893

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH Nov 10, 1893 (#23)

Stranded Oct 13, 1909 on Grubb Reef off Point Pelee ON, Lake Erie in storm, then caught fire and burned.  Enroute from Ashabula OH to Racine WI with cargo of coal.  Five lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 20, 1909.

 

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