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

Ship owner: J.C. Pringle; Jonathan Boyce; Kelly Island L. & T. Co.; River Rouge Sand Co.; W. McFadden

Ship builder: H. & G. Burger, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Montague Iron Works

Year ship built: 1889

Year engine built: 1889

Final disposition: Stranded and burned off Middle Bass Island, Lake Erie on June 6, 1917. Abandoned.



1) Jonathan Boyce, Grand Haven, Michigan

2) J.C. Pringle, St. Clair, Michigan

3) Kelly Island L. & T. Co. (1900)

4) W. McFadden, Buffalo, New York

5) River Rouge Sand Co., Detroit, Michigan (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 100446

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 11 ft.

Width: 29 ft.

Length: 138 ft.

Stroke length: 26 in.

Gross tonnage: 368

Net tonnage: 316

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 2: 19 in.

Piston 3: 32 in.

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