City of Naples

1892                                  City of Naples                                  1919

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 50

318’ LOA, 300’ LBP, 42’6” beam, 21’3” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1100 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron Sept 26, 1892 (#37)
301.0 x 42.5 x 20.1, 2109.37 GT, 1772.53 NT     US 126899     to:
James Davidson, Bay City MI

Entered service 1892

Sold 1893 to J. C. Gilchrist, Cleveland OH (home port to Vermillion OH)

Transferred 1897 to Gilchrist Transportation Co.

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Rebuilt 1905 at Manitowoc WI
Remeasured to 22.8 depth and 2340 GT, 1973 NT

Sold 1912 to Norris & Co., Chicago IL

Sold late 1913 to Tonawanda Iron & Steel Co., North Tonawanda NY

Sold Feb 4, 1916 to James O’Connor, Tonawanda NY and renamed Frank O’Connor.

Burned Oct 2, 1919 off Cana Island, Lake Michigan.  Enroute from Buffalo NY to Milwaukee WI with cargo of anthracite coal, caught fire and sank.  No lives lost.



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