Great Lakes Vessels Online Index
GILCHER, WILLIAM H.
Registry and Rig Information
- Vessel Name: GILCHER, WILLIAM H.
- Nationality: U.S.
- Official Number: 81326
- Rig: Propeller
Dimensions and Tonnage
- Length: 300.00
- Width: 0.00
- Depth: 0.00
- Masts: 0
- Gross Tonnage: 2415.00
- Net Tonnage: 1987.00
- Hull Material:
- Hull Number:
- History: Built for J.C. Gilchrist. Lost in October, 1892 in Lake Michigan.
Captain L.H. Weeks, Vermillion, OH.
1st Mate Ed. H. Porter, Lorain, OH.
2nd Mate, Harvey Peters, Cleveland, OH.
Chief Engineer, Sidney Jones, Marine City.
Thos. Finley of Buffalo and Fred King, Chicago, Wheelsmen. Oilers Chas. Thompson, Vermillion, OH, Chas. Hunton, Marine City.
Chas. Green and Albert Green, Marine City, Firemen. William and George Hostler, Marine City, Deck Hands.
Steward, Chas. E. Williams, his body found on Fox Island. Cook, Wilson Carr.
No survivors of the sinking of the Gilcher, there were others in the crew, but names are not available. It was a terrible storm and the supposedly unsinkable boat went down.
- Builder: Cleveland Ship Building Co.
- Place Built: Cleveland, OH
- Year Built: 1891
|Bishop, James J.
|No name changes recorded.