1895 Aurania 1909
Steel Great Lakes bulk barge
Built at Chicago IL by Chicago Ship Building Co., Hull 16
Launched Aug 31, 1895
364’ LOA, 352’ LBP, 44’ beam, 22’ depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @24’
Enrolled at Cleveland OH Aug 21, 1895 (#16):
352.0 x 44.2 x 21.9, 3113.26 GT, 2999.15 NT US 107186 to:
John Corrigan et al, Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)
(John Corrigan 5/8, William T. Carrington, Chicago IL 3/8)
(Marine Review said she was the largest tow barge in the world when she was built)
Entered service 1895
Converted to steamer 1899 at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co. Coal-fired boilers and triple expansion engine installed, 700 IHP.
Remeasured to 3218 GT, 2899 NT
Transferred 1904 to Aurania Transit Co., Cleveland OH, John Corrigan, Mgr.
Foundered April 30, 1909 in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior. No lives lost. Grounded on Point Iroquois. Damage in grounding unknown but after release caught in the ice and began to settle by the bow. Crew launched her three boats onto the ice and tried to pull them but abandoned the heavy yawls and kept the light boat to use to cross stretches of open water between the ice flows. Crew picked up by str. J. H. Bartow.