1894                                 Madagascar                                 1907 (1909)

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 64

250’ LOA, 242’ LBP, 37’ beam, 14’ depth
1 deck, coal-fired boiler, triple expansion engine, 850 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 15, 1894 (#13)
241.0 x 37.0 x 13.8, 1203.22 GT, 912.26 NT     US 92598     to:
James Davidson, West Bay City MI

Entered service 1894

Sold 1895 to Bigelow Bros. & Walker Co., Chicago IL, Anson A. Bigelow, Mgr.

Rebuilt 1901
Remeasured to 243.7 x 37.0 x 21.0, 1697 GT, 1272 NT

Sold 1906 to Fremont B. Chesbrough, Emerson MI and renamed Kenosha.

Chartered 1907 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Great Lakes enrollment surrendered at Boston MA Nov 29, 1907.

Foundered July 24, 1909 near Fire Island NY.  Enroute from Baltimore MD to Boston MA with cargo of coal.  Sprang leak in storm six miles off Fire Island lightship and sank.  Crew took to the lifeboats and towed to the lightship by str. Winifred.



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