Wocoken

1880                                      Wocoken                                     1893

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle’s Sons
Launched June 24, 1880

2 decks, coal-fired boilers, steeple compound engine,

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 22, 1880 (#11)
251.6 x 37.2 x 18.5, 1400.37 tons (1179.10 NT 1882)     US 80778     to:
R. K. and H. J. Winslow ½ each, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service 1880

Sold 1893 to John Mitchell ¼ et al., Cleveland OH

Foundered Oct 14, 1893 off Clear Creek ON, Lake Erie.  Fourteen lives lost;  three saved by the Long Point Life Saving Station.  Enroute from Ashtabula OH for Duluth MN with cargo of coal towing barge Joseph Paige (which survived).  Enrollment surrendered Nov 17, 1893.

 

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