1882                                     Specular                                1900

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freight schooner barge

Built at Cleveland OH by George Presley
Launched Sept 7, 1882

278’ LOA, 263’ LBP, 34’9” beam, 22’ depth
1 deck, hold beams

Enrolled at Marquette MI Aug 23, 1882 (#6)
263.7 x 38.4 x 20.1, 1687.13 GT, 1602.78 NT     US 115876     to:
Republic Iron Co., Cleveland OH, W. D.Rees, Mgr.

Entered service 1882

Converted to steamer 1888
Remeasured to 1741.33 GT, 1439.22 NT

Sunk Aug 22, 1900 in collision with str. Denver in Pelee Passage, Lake Erie.  Downbound with cargo of iron ore towing barge Magnetic.  Crew rescued by str. Maricopa.  Enrollment surrendered Aug 22, 1900.






2 thoughts on “Specular

  1. Hi there might anyone suggest where I might find the list of crew for the Specular that went down on Lake Erie in 1900?

    • There’s a fellow named Russ who recently wrote on boatnerd.com that he has a humungous list of crews for a zillion ships through the years. I would suggest that you post your question in the Information Search section of boatnerd.com and see if you get an answer.

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