1889 George G. Hadley 1917
Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter
Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 22
Launched late 1888
296’ LOA, 287’ LBP, 39’ beam, 22’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 900 IHP
Enrolled at Toledo OH April 6, 1889 (#16)
287.6 x 40.2 x 21.6, 2073.31 GT, 1657.81 NT US 86026 to:
Toledo Transportation Co., Toledo OH, George G. Hadley, Pres.
Sold 1898 to Phenix Coal Co., Chicago IL
Sank whaleback str. Thomas Wilson June 7, 1902 off Duluth MN, Lake Superior. Made Duluth harbor and sank. Raised, repaired and returned to service. Renamed William P. Rend.
Rebuilt 1905 at Chicago IL by Ship Owners Dry Dock Co.
Remeasured to 23.6 depth and 2323 GT, 1697 NT
Sold 1916 to Nyanza Steamship Co., Buffalo NY, Joseph A. Boland, Mgr.
Converted to barge at Detroit MI by W. H. Oades Shipyard.
No change in dimensions or tonnages
Wrecked Oct 2, 1917 near Alpena MI, Lake Huron. No lives lost.