Nimick, Alex

1890                                  Alex Nimick                                  1907

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 30
Launched Jan 25, 1890

320’ LOA, 298’ LBP, 40’ beam, 21’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1200 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI April 18, 1890 (Temp #127)
298.4 x 40.0 x 21.0, 1968.83 GT, 1632.03 NT     US 106702     to:
J. R. Irwin, George E. Tener and Henry W. Oliver 1/3 each, Cleveland OH (home port Fairport OH)

Entered service April 1890

Permanent enrollment at Cleveland OH April 25, 1890 (#101)

Transferred 1891 to American Transportation Co.

Sold 1900 to Gilchrist Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port Vermillian OH)

Home port to Fairport OH 1903

Stranded Sept 21, 1907 near Vermilion Point MI, Lake Superior.  Enroute from Buffalo NY to Duluth MN with cargo of coal.  Wrecked in heavy storm and broke up.  Six lives lost of 17 aboard.  Enrollment surrendered Sept 21, 1907.



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