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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Anna C. Minch

Ship owner: Kinsman Transit Co.; Western Navigation Co.

Ship builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Year ship built: 1903

Year engine built: 1903

Final disposition: Foundered off Pentwater, Michigan in the Armistice Day Storm, November 11,1940 with the loss of 24 lives.


Wreckage rests in two pieces, heavily flattened by ice and waves.



1) Kinsman Transit Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Western Navigation Co., Ft. William, Ontario (1927)

Registry number: US.107846; C.153113

Hull number: 415

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 28 ft.

Width: 50 ft.

Length: 380 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 4285

Net tonnage: 3229

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 22 in.

Piston 2: 35 in.

Piston 3: 58 in.

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