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

Ship owner: Bob-Lo Navigation Co.; Browning Steamship Co.; Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Co.

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co.

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1902

Year engine built: 1902

Final disposition: Launched on May 10, 1902.


Classified by A.B.S. "AI for Summer Navigation, Lake St. Clair & Connecting Waters".  Rebuilt several times.  Converted for oil fuel c.1940.



1) Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Co.

2) Bob-Lo Navigation Co., Detroit, Michigan

3) Browning Steamship Co., Detroit, Michigan

4) Bob-Lo Co., Detroit, Michigan

Registry number: US. 127665

Hull number: 148

Vessel type: Passenger

Height: 18 ft.

Width: 45 ft.

Length: 200 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 968

Net tonnage: 549

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 21 in.

Piston 2: 34 in.

Piston 3: 54 in.

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