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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Lac La Belle

Ship owner: Engelmann Transportation Co.; Hanna's

Ship builder: Lafranier Brothers, Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co.

Year ship built: 1864

Year engine built: 1864

Final disposition: Sank 20 miles off Racine, Wisconsin, October 14, 1872; 9 lives.


Gross tonnage increased to 872 tons at some point.



1) Hanna's (Cleveland, Detroit & Lake Superior Line)

2) Engelmann Transportation Co. (c.1869)

Registry number: US. 15308

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 187

Width: 37.1

Length: 216

Stroke length: 34

Gross tonnage: 872

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Simple, condensing

Piston 1: twin

Piston 2: 44

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