1887                                      Manhattan                                 1903

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Detroit MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 74
Launched Dec 4, 1886

260’ LOA, 252’ LOA, 38’ beam, 21’9” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 980 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI April 12, 1887 (Temp #
252.4 x 38.0 x 19.4, 1545.70 GT, 1102.74     US 91905     to:
Inter Ocean Transportation Co., Milwaukee WI (home port Milwaukee WI)

Entered service 1887

Permanent enrollment at Milwaukee WI April 5, 1888 (#107)

Sold 1899 to Lake Shore Transit Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr. (home port to Vermillion OH)

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. (home port to Fairport OH)

Stranded and burned Oct 26, 1903 on Grand Island, Lake Superior.  Downbound from Duluth MN to Sandusky OH with cargo of wheat, steering gear failed and vessel driven ashore in storm.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 18, 1903.







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