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

Ship owner: A. Peterson; G. Engelkins; H. H. Hettler Lumber Co.; Jennes; Marinette Transportation Co.

Ship builder: F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan

Engine builder: J. F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Michigan

Engine re-builder: Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1885

Year engine built: 1867

Final disposition: Wrecked four miles off of Manistee, Michigan, November 8,1933.


First engines from steam B. W. Jenness (high pressure non-condensing).  Second engine: steeple compound, 24 in. diameter, 30 in. stroke.  Cut down in size around 1901.  Rebuilt engines installed in 1885.



1) Jennes, Detroit, Michigan (1888)

2) A Peterson, Green Bay, Wisconsin (1891)

3) G. Engelkins, Chicago, Illinois

4) H. H. Hettler Lumber Co.,  Chicago, Illinois

5) Marinette Transportation Co.

Registry number: US. 145402

Hull number: 22

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 12

Width: 30.3

Length: 160

Stroke length: 30 in.

Gross tonnage: 759

Net tonnage: 516

Materials: Wood

Engine type: High pressure, non-condensing; Steeple compound

Piston 1: 24 in.

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