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

Ship owner: Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Trans. Co.; Rochester Transit Co.; T. L. Handy; Union Steamboat Line

Ship builder: Taylor & Jewett, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: H. G. Trout, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1869

Year engine built: 1869

Final disposition: Sank in Lake Erie on June 17, 1918 off southeast Shoal Light Vessel.


Cut down and rebuilt as lumber barge in 1906.



1) Union Steamboat Line (Erie RR)

2) Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co., Chicago, Illinois (1884)

3) T. L. Handy, Bay City, Michigan (1905)

4) Rochester Transit Co., Rochester, New York (1915)

Registry number: US 75117

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 11.7

Width: 33

Length: 213.8

Stroke length: 36

Gross tonnage: 840

Net tonnage: 523

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 24

Piston 2: 46

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