Steam screw [whaleback] BAY VIEW.* U. S. No. 106834. Of 1,399 tons gross; 1,075 tons net. Built at West Superior, Wis., in 1891. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 265.0 x 38.0 x 24.0 and a crew of 20. Of 825 indicated horse power. Steel built.
* formerly steam screw A.D. THOMPSON.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906
Steam screw A.D. THOMPSON. U. S. No. 106834. Of 1,399 tons gross; 1,075 tons net. Built at West Superior, Wis., in 1891. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 265.0 x 38.0 x 24.0 Of 850 indicated horse power. Steel built. Whaleback steamer.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1899 [steam vessels]
Whaleback bulk Propeller A.D. THOMPSON.* U.S. No. 106834. Of 1,399 gross tons; 1,075 net tons. Built at Superior June 6, 1891. 265.0 x 38.0 x 24.0 Steel built.
* Renamed BAY VIEW - U.S. - 1905. DISPOSITION:-- Converted to sand dredge in 1922 -- Scrapped at Chicago, Ill., 1936.
West Superior Shipbuilding Master List
Institute for Great Lakes Research
WHALEBACK ON ROCKS.
Cleveland, Aug. 8. -- The whaleback BAY VIEW and barges BADGER and BARAVIA are on the rocks near New London, Conn., and are full of water. The vessels, which are insured, are in a very dangerous position. A wrecking outfit has been sent to the stranded boats. The BAY VIEW was formerly the A. D. THOMPSON, the BARAVIA was the 109 and BADGER 110. Capt. B. Boutell of Bay City and others bought the BAY VIEW, BADGER and BARAVIA and nine other whalebacks from the Pittsburg Steamship Company last winter and the three vessels that are stranded went to the coast early this season. They have been operating in the coast trade.
Buffalo Evening News
Tuesday, August 8, 1905