Wetmore, W. L.

1871                                  W. L. Wetmore                                1901

Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Quayle & Martin

220’ LOA, 213’ LBP, 33’ beam, 15’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, non-condensing engine, 450 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 19, 1871 (#121)
215.4 x 33.4 x 14.2, 850.57 tons     US 80196     to:
George W. Bissell, Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Rebuilt 1879 to 2 decks
Remeasured to 21.0 depth and 1216.75 tons (1032.76 NT 1882)

Sold 1881 to Thomas Axworthy, Cleveland OH (home port to Cleveland OH)

Sold 1886 to J. H. Palmer et al., Cleveland OH

Burned 1890-91 and rebuilt 1891 to 1 deck
Remeasured to 213.7 x 33.4 x 12.6, 819.74 GT, 700.33 NT

Sold 1895 to Henry Gordon, Cleveland OH

Sold 1898 to Charles R. Jones 20/30, Cleveland OH

Transferred 1899 to Lumber Transportation Co., Cleveland OH (home port to Fairport OH)

Management of vessel transferred 1900 to John J. Boland, Buffalo NY (home port to Buffalo NY)

Tried to enter Tobermory ON harbor, Georgian Bay Nov 29, 1901 in storm towing barges Brunette and James C. King.  Missed the harbor entrance and all three vessels stranded on Rabbit Island, about two miles south of Tobermory.  Vessels enroute from Parry Sound ON to Buffalo NY with cargoes of lumber.  Wetmore broke up in Dec storms, King burned and Brunette was salvaged.  Enrollment surrendered Jan 25, 1902.






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