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

Ship owner: H. B. Earhart; Jesse H. Farwell; Manhattan Transportation Co.; N. J. Boylan

Ship builder: A. Anderson, Marine City, Michigan

Engine builder: David Bell Steam Engine Works

Year ship built: 1895

Year engine built: 1880

Final disposition: Stranded in Cape Henry, Virginia on October 20, 1906.


Steeple compound engine from "George L. Colwell" of 1880.

Launched on June 26, 1895.  To coast in 1900.



1) Jesse H. Farwell, Detroit, Michigan

2) H. B. Earhart, Duluth, Wisconsin (1897)

3) N. J. Boylan, Cleveland, Ohio (1900)  (Broker)

4) Manhattan Transportation Co., New York, New York (1898)

Registry number: US. 86323

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 19.6 ft.

Width: 34.8 ft.

Length: 182.4 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 978

Net tonnage: 784

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 20 in.

Piston 2: 36 in.

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