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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Frank H. Goodyear

Other name(s): Buffalo; Diamond Alkali; Saginaw Bay

Ship owner: Boland & Cornelius; Buffalo Steamship Co.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine re-builder: Nordberg

Year ship built: 1917

Year engine built: 1917

Final disposition: Scrapped at Vigo, Spain in 1986.


Converted to self - unloader at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., in September 1939.


b) Diamond Alkali (1939)

c) Buffalo (1976)

d) Saginaw Bay (1978)


1) Buffalo Steamship Co. (Mitchell)

2) Boland & Cornelius

Registry number: US. 215204

Hull number: 160

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, self unloader

Height: 27.9 ft.

Width: 60.1 ft.

Length: 580 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 8409

Net tonnage: 6661

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel

Piston 1: 25 in.

Piston 2: 40 in.

Piston 3: 65 in.

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