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

Other name(s): Sachem

Ship owner: Dunbar and Sullivan Dredging Co.; Empire Engineering Co.

Ship builder: B.T. Cowles, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: Sutton Brothers, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1907

Year engine built: 1893

Final disposition: Unknown


Steam engines from tug Sandy Hook (ex propeller Puritan US. 150630). Sank in sudden squall on Lake Erie, all hands lost. Raised and returned to service.  Re-engined with a diesel at some point



(B) Sachem


(1) Empire Engineering Co., Buffalo, New York

(2) Dunbar & Sullivan Dredgeing Co.

Registry number: US 204106

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Tug

Height: 8.4

Width: 21

Length: 76.9

Stroke length: 22

Gross tonnage: 85

Net tonnage: 61

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Steeple Compound

Piston 1: 14

Piston 2: 32

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