George Spencer

(storm, 1905)

spencerThe George Spencer was a wooden bulk freighter built in 1884 for Captain Thomas Wilson. It was built for the coal and iron ore trade and was one of the first boats to load at Two Harbors when the port opened in 1884. The George Spencer is historically significant for its association with the iron ore industry of the Great Lakes. It sunk during the famous Mataafa Storm of 1905 while towing the schooner-barge Amboy. The remains of the George Spencer were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

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