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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: James B. Colgate

Ship owner: American Steel Barge Co.; Bessemer Steamship Co.; Pittsburgh Steamship Company; Standard Transit Co.

Ship builder: American Steel Barge Co. (A. McDougall), West Superior, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Marinette Iron Works, Duluth, Minnesota

Year ship built: 1892

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: Foundered, Lake Erie, October 20,1916 in the Black Friday storm - only Captain Gresham survived. 21 lives lost.


Launched, September 21,1892.



1) American Steel Barge Co., West Superior, Wisconsin

2) Bessemer Steamship Co.

3) Pittsburgh Steamship Co., Duluth, Minnesota

4) Standard Transit Co. ( August 1915)

Registry number: US 77019

Hull number: 121

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, whaleback

Height: 24

Width: 38

Length: 308

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 1713

Net tonnage: 1318

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20

Piston 2: 32

Piston 3: 54

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