Germanic 1

1881                                    Germanic     1                                   1909

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 17

236’ LOA, 216’ LBP, 36’ beam, 19’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine, 450 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 20, 1888 (#143)
216.0 x 36.2 x 18.6, 1131.44 GT, 892.10 NT     US 85991     to:
James Davidson,

Entered service 1888

Sold 1889 to J. T. Hutchinson 6/20 et al., Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Transferred 1897 to Germanic Transit Co. (home port to Fairport OH)

Rebuilt 1901, to 1 deck
Remeasured to 22.3 depth and 1391 GT, 959 NT

Grounded Nov 4, 1904 on Stag Island, St. Clair River in fog.  Upbound with cargo of coal.  Caught fire Nov 6 and extensively damaged.  Abandoned to the underwriters as a constructive total loss.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 31, 1904.

Hull sold 1908 to Manley Chew, Midland ON.  Rebuilt by Midland Shipbuilding Co.
Enrolled Canadian     Can 122417    

Renamed Reliever 1909 and reentered service

Burned Nov 3, 1909 at Methodist Point near Grant’s Tomb, Georgian Bay.  Caught fire while loading cargo of lumber off the beach.  Enrollment surrendered March 23, 1910






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