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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Neptune

Ship owner: Bell City Line; P.E. Wright; Western Transportation Company

Ship builder: Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1856

Year engine built: 1856

Final disposition: Burned in East Saginaw, Michigan on November 24, 1874. Hull rebuilt and engines reused at Green Bay as W.L. Brown, (80867), 1880.

Notes:

Painting of Neptune by C.W. Norton in Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit, Michigan.

Remarks:

Owners:

1) Bell City Lines (? on "Flag" ?)

2) Western Transporation Company (New York Central RR) (1963)

3) P. E. Wright, Detroit, Michigan (in USMV 1969)

Registry number: US. 18115

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 12

Width: 30

Length: 185

Gross tonnage: 636

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Vertical direct-acting

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