Weed, Emily P.

1890                                  Emily P. Weed                                  1905

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 69
Launched June 7, 1890

318’ LOA, 300’ LBP, 41’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1100 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 5, 1890 (#2)
300.0 x 41.0 x 21.2, 2362.51 GT, 1899.65 NT     US 136129     to:
C. H. Woodruff, Tonawanda NY

Entered service Aug 7, 1890

Chartered to New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Line, to Northern Steamship Co. and to others during the early 1890s

Sold 1896 to James McBrier, Erie PA

Renamed Sevona 1897

Sold 1905 to Pennsylvania Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, John Mitchell, Mgr. (home port to Cleveland OH)

Lengthened 72’ and rebuilt to bulk freighter winter 1904-05 at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co.  To 1 deck.
Remeasured to 372.5 x 41.0 x 24.6, 3166 GT, 2258 NT

Stranded Sept 2, 1905 on Sand Island Reef in the Apostle Islands, western Lake Superior in storm.  7 lost.  Downbound from Superior WI with cargo of iron ore.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 2, 1905.

See history in Scanner Jan 1997 (#233)




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