1888 Fontana 1900
Wooden Great Lakes bulk freight schooner barge
Built at St. Clair MI by Simon Langell
240’ LOA, 231’ LBP, 39’ beam, 20’ depth
1 deck, hold beams
Enrolled at Port Huron MI June 28, 1888 (#220)
231.4 x 39.1 x 17.0, 1163.65 GT, 1105.47 NT US 120713 to:
St. Clair Steamship Co., East China MI, subsidiary of Cleveland Iron Mining Co., Edward C. Rector, Mgr.
Entered service 1888
Parent company renamed Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Co. 1894
Sunk Aug 3, 1900 in collision with barge Santiago off Fort Gratiot, Port Huron MI, St. Clair River. One life lost. Enroute from Marquette MI to Cleveland OH with cargo of iron ore towed by str. Kaliyuga. Santiago was upbound towed by str. Appomattox. Enrollment surrendered Nov 19, 1900.
See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 117