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 +1898 - 1924
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 +Wooden Great Lakes bulk freighter Built at West Bay City MI by James Davidson, Hull 87
 +Launched
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 +312’ LOA, 295’ LBP, 44’ beam, 23’ depth
 +1 deck, hold beams, coal-fired boiler, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP
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 +Enrolled at Port Huron MI May 10, 1898 (#72)
 +295.0 x 44.0 x 21.0, 2226.03 GT, 1928.33 NT     US 155317 ​    to:
 +James Davidson, West Bay City MI
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 +Entered service 1898
 +
 +Transferred 1899 to Davidson Steamship Co., Duluth MN, G. A. Tomlinson, Mgr. (home port to Duluth MN)
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 +Foundered May 18, 1924 off Point Aux Mines, Lake Superior. ​ Upbound with cargo of coal towing barge Chieftain (which survived), seams opened and vessel sank.  Five lives lost, including Captain, Chief Engineer and wheelsman, who stayed aboard, of 19.
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 +====== David Swayze Shipwreck Info ======
 +ORINOCO
 +Other names : none
 +Official no. : 155317
 +Type at loss : propeller, wood, bulk freight
 +Build info : 1898, J. Davidson, W. Bay City, MI hull# 87
 +Specs : 297x44x21, 2226g 1928n
 +Date of loss : 1924, May 18
 +Place of loss : 6 miles off Agawa Bay, NW of Soo
 +Lake : Superior
 +Type of loss : storm
 +Loss of life : 5
 +Carrying : pulpwood
 +Detail : Towing the huge barge CHIEFTAIN, she was caught in a gale. She cut the unweildly barge loose, then foundered.
 +Sources: lol,​gwgl,​sol,​sbs,​vbs,​ns3,​eas
  
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