1873                                        Cormorant                                         1907

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Ira Lafrinier
Launched Aug 1873

230’ LOA, 218’ LBP, 34’6” beam, 14’6” depth
1 deck, coal-fired boilers, steeple compound engine, 450 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH Sept 8, 1873 (#23)
218.4 x 34.6 x 14.0, 1200.00 tons (1040.03 NT 1882)     US 125334     to:
R. K. and H. J. Winslow ½ each, Cleveland OH (home port Cleveland OH)

Entered service Sept 1873

Deck added 1888 (no change in registered dimensions or tons)

Carried the first cargo of iron ore from Ashland WI 1888

Home port to Buffalo 1890 (for Estate of H. J. Winslow et al.)

Sold 1896 to John L. Crosthwaite et al., Buffalo NY
(John L. Crosthwaite, Emma F. Hall and Olivia M. Munson, 1/3 each)

Rebuilt 1897 for the lumber trade
Remeasured to 977 GT, 817 NT

Sold 1900 to Edward Hines Lumber Co., Chicago IL (home port to Chicago IL)

Burned Oct 30, 1907 off Basswood Island, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior while loading cargo of logs.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 30, 1907.







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