John R. Emery
Congratulations Jim! Jim has correctly identified this week’s Mystery Ship as the John R. Emery. The ship was built in 1905 and launched as the Trenton in Buffalo, New York. The W.L. Emery Company of Detroit, Michigan purchased the vessel in 1925 and renamed it the John R. Emery. The ship was reduced to barge in 1957 and converted to oil in 1958. The sand-sucker spent almost 100 years on the Great Lakes before retiring in 1999. If you would like to see a color photo of the John R. Emery taken by Jim Hoffman in 1994, please click here.