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

Ship owner: J. & J. Corrigan; The "Iron Fleet" (J.W. Millen); W.J. Willoughby

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co.

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Engine re-builder: Dry Dock Engine Works

Year ship built: 1880

Year engine built: 1880

Final disposition: Burned in Detroit River on June 4, 1909 near Bar Point.


Lengthened in 1887.  New height: 16.8 ft, new width: 34.4 ft., new

length: 226 ft.  Gross tonnage increased to 1114, net 967 tons.

Engine rebuilt in 1898 by Dry Dock Engine Works (#91) to steeple

compound.  Pistons: 24 in. and 44 in.; stroke remained 32 in.

Sold Canadian in 1909, but lost before transfer was made.



1) The "Iron Fleet" (J. W. Millen), Detroit, Michigan

2) J. & J. Corrigan, Cleveland, Ohio

3) W. J. Willoughby, Windsor, Ontario (Last owner)

Registry number: US.100256

Hull number: 37

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 16.9 ft.

Width: 34.1 ft.

Length: 176 ft.

Stroke length: 32 in.

Gross tonnage: 859

Net tonnage: 712

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Simple

Piston 1: 42 in.

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