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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: D.M. Clemson

Ship owner: Provident Steamship Co.

Ship builder: Superior Shipbuilding Co., West Superior, Wisconsin

Year ship built: 1903

Year engine built: 1903


Launched June 26, 1903.  Accident prone ship.

Sank somewhere between Deer Park and Whitefish Point [possibly Crisp Point], Michigan, Lake Superior, December 2, 1908. Crew of 24 lost.  (Clippings re: D.M. Clemson disposition/sinking in vertical file "Ship Biographies".)



Provident Steamship Co., Duluth, Minnesota (A. B. Wolvin Co.)

Registry number: US.157703

Hull number: 510

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 28 ft.

Width: 52 ft.

Length: 448 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 5531

Net tonnage: 3991

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Quadruple expansion

Piston 1: 15 in.

Piston 2: 23 in.

Piston 3: 36 in.

Piston 4: 56 in.

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