Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 141741
Rig Steamer

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 115.50
Width 31.75
Depth 6.00
Gross Tonnage 228.00
Net Tonnage 133.00
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt, 1905 (138 gross - 87 net). Converted to propeller and sand dredge at James Scanes Boat Yard, Toledo, OH, 1912 (115.5 x 20 x 6; 108 gross - 95 net). Rebuilt, 1931 (115.42 x 28.33 x 5.16; 167 gross - 157 net). Rig changed to barge, 1947 (172 gross - 172 net).
History Built for use on Lake Winnebago. After coming to Sandusky, OH, in 1907, was the last steamer on the Sandusky-Johnsons Island route. Ran, 1909-1912, from Toledo to Perrysburg on the Maumee River. Towed up Detroit River by Candler tug BIRMCO on August 8, 1947.
Disposition Was being used as sand dredge in looking for copper wreck of schooner KITTY REEVES in Saginaw Bay when she was washed ashore November 15, 1947. Subsequently dismantled and out of documentation in 1948.

Build Information

Builder Ryan, George D.
Place Built Oshkosh, WI
Date Built 1901-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
FORT MEIGS1909-00-001947-00-00U.S.141741

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
William W. LeFevre1901-00-001907-00-00U.S.141741
William A. Lockwood1907-00-001909-00-00U.S.141741
Maumee River Navigation Co.1909-00-001912-00-00U.S.141741
James Scanes Boat & Dock Co.1912-00-001937-00-00U.S.141741
Joseph H. Scanes1937-00-001946-00-00U.S.141741
Candler Brothers1946-00-001946-00-00U.S.141741
Julian F. Roth1946-00-001947-00-00U.S.141741