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

Ship owner: D. C. Whitney Transportation Co.; D. Sullivan & Co.; Gilchrist Transportation Co.; Valley Camp Steamship Co.

Ship builder: F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan

Engine builder: Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1893

Year engine built: 1893

Final disposition: Foundered in Lake Erie near Long Point in the Black Friday Storm, October 20,1916, 23 lives lost.


Originally built with engines amidships and a small cargo hold and hatches at the stern.



1) D. C. Whitney Transporation Co., Detroit, Michigan

2) Gilchrist Transporation Co., Cleveland, Ohio (1892)

3) D. Sullivan & Co. (Edgewater Steamship Co.) (1913)

4) Valley Camp Steamship Co. Cleveland, Ohio (J. Playfair, Manager) (1916)

Registry number: US.92514

Hull number: 95

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 20.8

Width: 45

Length: 360

Stroke length: 44

Gross tonnage: 3261

Net tonnage: 2609

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23

Piston 2: 37

Piston 3: 62

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