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

Ship owner: Chris-Car-Ala Corp.; Columbian Transit Co.; Goodrich Transit Co.; World's Fair Steamship Co.

Ship builder: American Steel Barge Co., West Superior, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1893

Year engine built: 1893

Final disposition: Scrapped, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1936.

Notes:

Reputed to have carried the greatest amount of passengers ever on the Great lakes; one time largest ship on the lakes.

Remarks:

Owners:

1) World's Fair Steamship Co., Chicago, Illinois

2) Columbian Steamship Co.

3) Goodrich Transit Co.

4) Chris-Car-Ala Corp.

Registry number: US. 126952

Hull number: 128

Vessel type: Day Excursion whaleback

Height: 24 ft.

Width: 42 ft.

Length: 362 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 1511

Net tonnage: 345

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 26 in.

Piston 2: 42 in.

Piston 3: 70 in.

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