1881                                      Brunswick                                     1881

Iron Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 50
Launched May 21, 1881
First iron bulk freighter on the Great Lakes

235’ LBP, 35’6” beam, 15’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine

Enrolled at Detroit MI June 11, 1881 (#151)
236.9 x 36.4 x 14.0, 1120.11 tons     US 3148     to:
Charles Bewick, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1881

Sunk Nov 11, 1881 in collision with schooner Carlingford east of Dunkirk NY, Lake Erie.  3 lives lost from Brunswick and 1 from Carlingford.  Brunswick upbound from Buffalo NY with 1550 tons of coal  for Duluth MN, Carlingford downbound from Duluth with grain for Buffalo. Enrollment surrendered Dec 31, 1881.









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