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

Other name(s): Frontenac; H. N. Jex

Ship owner: H. C. Burrell; H. N. Jex; J. F. Sowards; Northern Michigan Trans. Co.; Northern Trans. Co.; Simon Burke; T. Emig

Ship builder: Lafranier Brothers, Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Herreshoff

Year ship built: 1868

Year engine built: 1868

Final disposition: Sank in Lake Ontario, August 16, 1921, 10 miles South east of Port Peter.


Sold Canadian 1915 (C. 137982). Converted to steam barge at H. G. Burger, Manitowac, Wisconsin on April 26, 1902: Engine rebuilt as steeple compoud, 18' by 38' with 36' stroke, 626 gross tons and 479 net tons. Rebuilt at Gilmore Shipyard, Toledo, Ohio on July 10, 1909.



b) Frontenac (1902)

c) H. N. Jex (1910)


1) Northern Trans. Co., Ogdensburg, New York

2) Northern Transit Co. (1876)

3) Northern Michigan Transportation Co., Chicago, Illinois (1883)

4) Simon Burke, Chicago, Illinois (1886)

5) H. C. Burrell, Lorain, Ohio (1905)

6)  H. N. Jex, Toledo, Ohio (1909)

7) T. Emig, St. Clair, Michigan (1912)

8) J. F. Sowards, Kingston, Ontario (1915)

Registry number: US. 15450

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 11

Width: 25.8

Length: 135

Stroke length: 36

Gross tonnage: 447

Net tonnage: 334

Materials: Wood

Engine type: High pressure

Piston 1: 26

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