MECOSTA U91983

  • Propeller
  • 50ffw
  • 280ft Length
  • North Bay Village OH, Lake Erie
  • 41 31.850     81 53.001

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Chronological History

  • 1888, Mar Launched; for Duluth ore & grain trade.
  • 1888, Apr 20 Enrolled Detroit.
  • 1890, Apr 17 Owned Whitney Transportation Company, Hamtramck, MI.
  • 1894 Towed ASHLAND.
  • 1896, Mar 19 Converted to screw steamer; 2 masts.
  • 1898, May 13 Collision with steamer OLYMPIA, Port Huron, MI.
  • 1901, Jun 7 Owned Gilchrist Transportation Co, Vermillion, OH.
  • 1916, Mar 1 Owned General Transit Co, Mentor, OH.
  • 1919, Oct 30 Carried 30,915 bushels barley & 27,500 bushels rye.
  • 1922 Engine & boiler removed Lorain, OH.
  • 1922, Oct 29 Foundered near Cleveland, OH.

MECOSTA Built March 10, 1888 Bulk Propeller -Wood 
U. S. No. 91983 1776 gt -1418 nt 281.7′ x 40.6′ x 20′ 
Reduced to barge in 1922. Foundered off Rocky River, Ohio. Lake Erie. October 29. 1922. 
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List 
      Institute for Great Lakes Research 
      Perrysburg, Ohio 

MECOSTA Steam Screw. Official U. S. No. 91983. Built 1888, of 1,776 Gross Tons. On October 29, 1922 vessel foundered off Cleveland, a total loss. Of four persons on board, no lives were lost. 
      Loss of American Vessel Reported 
      During 1923, M.V. of U. S. for 1923 

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