1882                                     Siberia                                      1905

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 6
Launched June 26, 11882

290’ LOA, 272’ LBP, 39’ beam, 19’6” depth
1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 720 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI July 6, 1882 (#5)
272.0 x 39.0 x 18.0, 1618.26 GT, 1222.48 NT     US 115848     to:
James Davidson, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1882

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Aug 22, 1882 (#11)

Sold 1886 to Robert R. Rhodes et al., Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)
(Robert R. Rhodes 6/16, William W. Morse 4/16, John H. Bartow 3/16, John W. Moore 2/16 and John C. Fitzpatrick 1/16)

Home port to Fairport OH 1896

Sold 1901 to J. C. Gilchrist et al., Cleveland OH (home port back to Cleveland OH)
(J. C. Gilchrist 9/16, Est. of John W. Moore 2/16, William W. Morse 4/16, George Berriman 1/16)

Transferred 1902 to Inland Star Transit Co. et al., J. C. Gilchrist, Mgr.
(Inland Star Transit Co. 12/16 and William W. Morse 4/16)
(Inland Star Transit Co. 100% early 1903)

Transferred 1903 to Gilchrist Transportation Co. 

Rebuilt at Milwaukee WI
Remeasured to 22.5 depth and 1892 GT, 1461 NT

Foundered Oct 26, 1905 off Long Point ON, Lake Erie.  No lives lost.  Driven ashore Oct 21 in storm, downbound from Milwaukee WI to Buffalo NY with cargo of barley.  Wrecking tug Saginaw tried to pull her free on Oct 26 but she broke in two and sank.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 28, 1905.






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