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

Other name(s): Alice Stafford; Manistee

Ship owner: Barry Brothers; F. W. Wheeler & Co.; Graham & Morton Transportation Co.; J. O. Nessen; Northern Michigan Trans. Co.; W. E Fitzgerald

Ship builder: J. H. Randall, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Engine builder: Bryce, Bloecker & Co., Grand Haven, Michigan

Year ship built: 1882

Year engine built: 1882

Final disposition: Burned, Ferrysburg, Michigan, June 28, 1914.


Lengthened 1897 by Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin to 202x38x21.9, 843 gross tons and 485 net tons and renamed Alice Stafford. Rebuilt in 1905 and renamed Manistee.  Second engine Steeple Compound in 1891 made by F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan (30" stroke, 40" and 15.5" diameter).



b) Alice Stafford (1897)

c) Manistee (1906)


1) Graham & Morton Transporation Co., Chicago, Illinois

2) F. W. Wheeler, W. Bay City, Michigan (1894)

3) W. E. Fitzgerald, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1897)

4) Barry Bros. (1901)

5) J. O. Nelson (For Manistee & Northeastern Ry) 1906

6) Northern Michigan Trans. Co. (1910)

Registry number: US. 140537

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 17.7

Width: 32

Length: 161

Stroke length: 30

Gross tonnage: 616

Net tonnage: 466

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Simple

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