Palmer, Thomas W.

1889                                    Thomas W. Palmer                               1905

Composite Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 90
Launched Feb 9, 1889

296’ LOA, 281’ LBP, 41’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1000 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 7, 1889 (#84)
281.0 x 41.0 x 20.0, 2134.36 GT, 1622.44 NT     US 145513     to:
Percheron Steam Navigation Co., Detroit MI, William Livingstone, Mgr. (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1889

Sunk May 16, 1905 in collison with steamer Harvard 32 miles east of Manitou Island, Lake Superior. No lives lost.  Harvard rammed Palmer in fog.  Knowing Palmer would sink, master of Harvard held bow into her until her crew could cross over to his ship.  Enrollment surrendered June 22, 1905.



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