Waverly

1874                                     Waverly                                1903

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 4
Launched May 28, 1874

202’9” LOA, 191’ LBP, 34’ beam, 21’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 450 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY June 2, 1874 (#237)
191.2 x 33.7 x 13.45 (later rounded to 13.4), 1104.02 tons (989.76 NT 1882)  US 80432  to:
Union Steamboat Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Sold late 1886 to Joseph C. Gilchrist et al., Vermilion OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Converted to bulk freighter at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co.

Transferred 1897 to Lake Shore Transit Co., J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr.

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Sunk July 22, 1903 in collision with str. Turret Crown off Harbor Beach MI, Lake Huron.  No lives lost.  Upbound from Buffalo NY for Milwaukee WI with cargo of coal, towing barge W. S. Crosthwaite;  crew rescued by barge.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 18, 1903.

 

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