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

Ship owner: H. Houghton; Houghton Estate; Service Gravel Co.; W. L. Emery

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

Engine builder: J. B. Wilson, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1889

Year engine built: 1889

Final disposition: Burned on November 20, 1926 at Snybora Channel, St. Clair River.


Rebuilt in 1921. Pilot house moved to fo'castle.



1) H. Houghton, Detroit, Michigan

2) Houghton Estate (1911)

3) W. L. Emery, Detroit, Michigan (1921)

4) Service Gravel Co., Marine City, Michigan (1926) (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 96006

Hull number: 59

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 8.2 ft.

Width: 27 ft.

Length: 126 ft.

Stroke length: 22 in.

Gross tonnage: 210

Net tonnage: 151

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 1: 15 in.

Piston 2: 27 in.

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