Oglebay, E.W.

1896                                  E. W. Oglebay                                  1927

Steel Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 114
Launched May 16, 1896

386’9” LOA, 375’ LBP, 45’ beam, 26’ depth
1 deck, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1285 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 22, 1896 (Temp #101)
375.6 x 45.8 x 23.2, 3666.19 GT, 3019.01 NT     US 136547     to:
Marshall Transportation Co., Detroit MI, D. C. Whitney, Mgr. (home port Hamtramck MI)

Entered service 1896

Permanent enrollment at Detroit MI March 19, 1897 (#

Sold 1901 to Merida Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr. (home port to Fairport OH)

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co.

Sold Feb 24, 1916 to General Transit Co., Cleveland OH

Wrecked Dec 8, 1927 on Shot Point, 10 miles east of Marquette MI, Lake Superior.  No lives lost.  Upbound light for Fort William ON.  Gutted by fire shortly afterward.  Hull later towed to Drummond Island at the head of Lake Huron and sunk for dock facing.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember II p. 252




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