City of Paris

1891                                  City of Paris                                  1933

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 41

316’6” LOA, 298’ LBP, 41’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers,  triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron June 26, 1891 (#184)
298.0 x 41.0 x 21.0, 2062.55 GT, 1714.39 NT     US 126722     to:
James Davidson, Bay City MI

Entered service 1891

Sold 1892 to McGraw Transportation Co., Bay City MI, Thomas Cranage, Mgr.

Sold 1914 to Evans Boat Co., Chicago IL and renamed C. W. Jacob

Sold April 3, 1918 to Hammermill Paper Co., Erie PA

Converted to barge 1929 and renamed Isolde
Remeasured to 2140 GT, 2058 NT

Stranded April 27, 1933 off Six Mile Creek, Lake Erie.  No lives lost.  Towed by str. Tristan, tow line broke in storm off Erie PA and barge driven ashore.  Broken up in second storm on May 1.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 70



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