1882                                    Magnetic                                       1917

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freight schooner barge

Built at Cleveland OH by George Presley

272’ LOA, 264’ LBP, 38’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks

Enrolled at Marquette MI Oct 12, 1882 (#7)
264.1 x 38.4 x 19.7, 1676.22 GT, 1592.42 NT     US 91497     to:
Republic Iron Co., Cleveland OH, W. D. Rees, Mgr.

Entered service 1882

Sold 1901 to Inland Star Transit Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH

Rebuilt at Marine City MI to 1 deck
Remeasured to 264.0 x 38.5 x 22.4, 1946 GT, 1770 NT

Sold 1913 to Reid Wrecking Co., Port Huron MI and Sarnia ON

Sold March 22, 1916 to Juliet Gravaeret Steamship Co., Cleveland OH

Foundered Aug 25, 1917  19 miles west of Long Point, Lake Erie.  No lives lost.  Downbound with cargo of iron ore towed by str. Edward N. Breitung, steam steering gear on barge failed during storm and she broke in two and sank.  Enrollment surrendered Aug 28, 1917.






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