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

Ship owner: Michigan Central Railway; Norfolk & Western Railway; Wabash Railway

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Year ship built: 1904

Year engine built: 1904

Final disposition: In service in 1963


Originally had 4 stacks, later 3, presently 2. Used as barge c.1970.



1) Michigan Central railway

2) Wabash Railway (1912)

3) Norfolk & Western Railway (1969)

Registry number: US. 201607

Hull number: 2

Vessel type: Car Ferry

Height: 18.1 ft.

Width: 64.1 ft.

Length: 296 ft.

Stroke length: 33 in.

Gross tonnage: 2220

Net tonnage: 1487

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Fore and Aft (4)

Piston 1: 24 in.

Piston 2: 48 in.

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