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

Other name(s): Lakeport

Ship owner: Buffalo Sand & Gravel Co.; Lake & St. Lawrence Transit Co.; Minnesota Loan & Trust Co.; Northwestern Steamship Co.; Port Huron & Duluth Steamship Co.; Western Transit Co.

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Engine builder: King Iron Works, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1880

Year engine built: 1880

Final disposition: Scrapped at Buffalo in 1941. Abandoned and scrapped. (USMV, 1942).


Shortened in 1919 (240' x 36'4" x 15'6", 1294 gross, 643 net).

Ownership by Buffalo Sand & Gravel, Buffalo, N.Y. as follows:

Reuben W. Eberly (1925-1935) followed by Arthur H. Connelly (1935-1941).


b) Lakeport (1913)


1) Western Transit Co., Buffalo, NY (1880)

2) Pt. Huron & Duluth Steamship Co., Pt. Huron, MI (1913)

3) Northwestern Steamship Co., Pt. Huron, MI (1917)

4) Minnesota Loan & Trust Co., Duluth, MN (1918)

5) Lake & St. Lawrence Transit Co., Cleveland, OH (1919)

6) Buffalo Sand & Gravel Co., Buffalo, NY (See note above.)


Registry number: US. 3140

Hull number: 80

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 15.4 ft.

Width: 36 ft.

Length: 263.2 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 1294

Net tonnage: 643

Materials: Iron

Engine type: Double steeple compound

Piston 1: 20 in.

Piston 2: 20 in.

Piston 3: 40 in.

Piston 4: 40 in.

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