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

Ship owner: G.B. Taylor; J. Mathews; Palmer & Benham

Ship builder: Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1881

Year engine built: 1881

Final disposition: Abandoned in 1910.



1) Palmer & Benham, Cleveland, Ohio (1884)

2) J. Mathews, Toronto, Ontario (1894 & 1905) (Registered in U.S.)

3) G. B. Taylor, Erie (1909) (Last owner)


Registry number: US. 3163

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 17.7 ft.

Width: 34.7 ft.

Length: 191 ft.

Stroke length: 20 in.

Gross tonnage: 985

Net tonnage: 772

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 2: 18 in.

Piston 3: 36 in.

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