JOHN PRIDGEON JR. U75756

  • Propeller
  • 60ffw 20m
  • 221ft Length
  • Avon Point, Lake Erie
  • 41.35.320     81.58.601

Chronological History #

  • 1877, Nov 15 Collision with tug GOONENOW.
  • 1883, May 29 Collision with J.H. MEAD at Cheboygan, MI.
  • 1883 New 10 x 16′, 50# steam, firebox boiler by McGregor, Detroit.
  • 1886 Owned John Pridgeon, Jr, Detroit.
  • 1886, Oct 12 Collision with steambarge SELAH CHAMBERLAIN 6 miles east of Cheboygan, MI.
  • 1893 Owned John Pridgeon, Jr. et al, Detroit; botton recaulked.
  • 1893, Apr 23 Ashore 9 miles above Ashtabula, OH.
  • 1893, May 25 In dry dock at Detroit for rebuild.
  • 1896 Owned State Transit Co., Hamtramck, MI.
  • 1902, Mar 8 Owned Frank Roneker et al, Tonawanda, NY.
  • 1902, May 19 Rebuilt as bulk freighter at Tonawanda; 221.5 x 36.3 x 14′; 1,173 gross tons, 1 deck, 2 masts.
  • 1903 Owned John J. Boland, Buffalo, NY.
  • 1909, Sep 18 Foundered off Cleveland, OH; owned Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo.
  • 1909, Oct 8 Cargo sold by underwriters to George W. Pfohl, Buffalo.
  • 1909, Dec 28 Enrollemnt surrenderd, Buffalo, “Lost, foundered”.
  • 1910, Jul 15 Starting salvage of lumber.

Selection of News Articles for more www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca #

Buffalo Evening News 
      September 21, 1909  #

PRIDGEON IS A TOTAL LOSS. 
      The wreck of the steamer JOHN PRIDGEON Jr., owned by John Boland of Buffalo, which went down off Cleveland, was located yesterday by Captain Philip Broderick of the Great Lakes Towing Company. She is a total loss and it will be necessary to dynamite her in order to recover part of the cargo of lumber. 

Buffalo Evening News 
      September 23, 1909  #

Tugs were unable to move the wrecked steamer PRIDGEON, off Cleveland, yesterday. It may be necessary to use dynamite.

Reported Loss of American Vessels 
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1910  #

Steam screw JOHN PRIDGEON Jr. U. S. No. 75756. Of 1,211 tons gross. Built 1875. On September 18, 1909 vessel foundered 12 miles west of Cleveland, Ohio. With 14 persons on board, no lives were lost.

Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891    #

Steam screw JOHN PRIDGEON Jr. U. S. No. 75756. Of 1,211.88 tons gross; 1,037.11 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1875. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 221.5 x 36.3 x 14.0 Of 600 Nominal horse-power. 

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