Ballentine, David

1873                                    David Ballentine                               1902

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Bangor MI by Ballentine Brothers
Launched April 16, 1873

231’ LOA, 204’ LBP, 36’ beam, 21’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 27, 1873 (#107)
221.0 x 37.1 x 13.5, 972.13 tons     US 6768     to:
Alexander B. Moore et al., Bay City MI (home port to Bay City MI)
(Alex B. Moore 1/6, James M. Ballentine 1/6, David Ballentine 2/6, Harry A. Ballentine 1/6, Edward F. Lawrence 1/6)

Sold 1877 to R. P. Fitzgerald, Milwaukee WI (home port to Milwaukee WI)

Sold 1888 to William S. Mack, Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Stranded and wrecked fall 1889 near Evanston IL, Lake Michigan and abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.

Sold 1890 to William J. White (9/10) and Ira B. Mansfield (1/10), Cleveland OH and renamed Quito.

Shortened at Milwaukee WI, engine rebuilt, to 2 decks and returned to service
Remeasured to 204.0 36.2 x 21.7, 1394

Sold 1898 to A. Gilchrist,

Sold 1899 to Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., Tonawanda NY

Sold 1900 to Wickliffe Transit Co., Cleveland OH, James Corrigan, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Stranded Nov 25, 1902 off Lorain OH, Lake Erie.  Downbound with cargo of iron ore from Escanaba MI for Cleveland OH, attempted to enter Lorain harbor in heavy storm.  Missed entrance and stranded.








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