Adams, Tom

1888                                     Tom Adams                                  1910

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 36
Launched April 23, 1888

291’ LBP, 41’ beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 3, 1888 (#93)
281.1 x 41.4 x 20.0, 1810.67 GT, 1451.11 NT     US 145481     to:
Thomas Adams and Farwell Transportation Co. ½ each, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1888

Transferred 1895 to Thomas Adams and Ecorse Transportation Co. (home port to Ecorse MI)

Home port back to Detroit MI 1896

Renamed Langham 1902

Burned Oct 27, 1910 off Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior.  Upbound from Cleveland OH to Fort William ON with cargo of coal, took shelter from storm in Bete Gris Bay.  Caught fire while anchored there and sank.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered March 31, 1911.






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