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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Ann Arbor No. 1

Ship owner: Ann Arbor Railroad

Ship builder: Craig Shipbuilding Co., Toledo, Ohio

Engine builder: Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1892

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: Burned, Manitowoc, March 7-8, 1910. Hull sold to Love Construction Co., Muskegon, not documented.


Equipped with twin engines and bow engine to break ice.  Bow engine removed, 1893 - put in Ann Arbor No. 3, 1898.



1) Ann Arbor Railroad Co., Frankfort, Michigan

Registry number: US. 106974

Hull number: 55

Vessel type: Train Ferry

Height: 14 ft.

Width: 53 ft.

Length: 260 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1127

Net tonnage: 563

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and aft compound (3)

Piston 1: 20 in.

Piston 2: 40 in.

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