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

Ship owner: Bell City Line; P.E. Wright; Western Transportation Company

Ship builder: Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: Shepard Iron Works, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1856

Year engine built: 1856

Final disposition: Burned in East Saginaw, Michigan on November 24, 1874. Hull rebuilt and engines reused at Green Bay as W.L. Brown, (80867), 1880.


Painting of Neptune by C.W. Norton in Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit, Michigan.



1) Bell City Lines (? on "Flag" ?)

2) Western Transporation Company (New York Central RR) (1963)

3) P. E. Wright, Detroit, Michigan (in USMV 1969)

Registry number: US. 18115

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 12

Width: 30

Length: 185

Gross tonnage: 636

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Vertical direct-acting

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