Ward, Eber

1888                                       Eber Ward                                      1909

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 43
Launched July 1888

213’ LBP, 37’ beam, 13’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 600 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI July 21, 1888 (#7)
213.2 x 37.0 x 22.2, 1343.97 GT, 1037.71 NT     US 136001     to:
Ward’s Detroit & Lake Superior Line, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1888

Sold 1892 to Crescent Transportation Co., Hamtramck MI

Sold 1896 to Union Transit Co., Buffalo NY

Sold 1904 to Columbia Transit Co., Buffalo NY, John J. Boland, Mgr.

Sold 1907 to Hecla Transportation Co.,

Foundered April 19, 1909 Straits of Mackinac.  Enroute from Milwaukee WI to Port Huron MI with cargo of corn, ran into ice flow, was cut by ice and sank.  Five of 16 aboard lost.  Enrollment surrendered April 23, 1909.






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