1887 Yakima 1905
Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle’s Sons
First vessel on the Great Lakes with electric lights
292’6” LOA, 279’ LBP, 40’ beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore an aft compound engine, 1850 IHP
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 29, 1887 (#21)
279.0 x 40.5 x 20.6, 1986.39 GT, 1657.77 NT US 27630 to:
Thomas Wilson et al., Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)
Entered service 1887
Transferred 1890 to Wilson Transit Co.
Home port to Fairport OH 1900
Sold 1901 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Vermillion OH)
Home port back to Fairport OH 1903
Burned June 13, 1905 on Stag Island, St. Clair River. Downbound with cargo of iron ore. Stranded June 10. Caught fire June 13 while wreckers were removing her cargo and burned to a total to the water’s edge. Raised Aug 31 by Reid Wrecking Co. to salvage her cargo and machinery. One boiler rolled off the Reid barge and was not found until 1946 in dredging of the area. Enrollment surrendered Oct 10, 1905.