Owen, Ira H.

1887                                  Ira H. Owen                                  1905

Steel Great Lakes bulk and package freight vessel

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 14
Launched July 7, 1887

278’3” LOA, 262’ LBP, 38’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 750 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH July 28, 1887 (Temp #9)
262.0 x 39.0 x 19.0, 1753.22 GT, 1497.77 NT    US 100410     to:
Owen Line, Chicago IL (home port Chicago IL)

Entered service 1887

Permanent enrollment at Chicago IL Aug 6, 1887 (#18)

Sold late 1899 to National Steamship Co., Chicago IL, J. G. Keith & Co., Mgr.

Foundered Nov 28, 1905, probably northwest of Outer Island, Lake Superior, in gale.  Downbound from Duluth MN with barley for Buffalo NY.  Last seen by steamer Harold B. Nye.  All 19 lost.  Enrollment  surrendered at Milwaukee WI Dec 23, 1905.



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