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

Other name(s): City of Charlevoix; Kansas

Ship owner: Michigan Transit Co.; Northern Michigan Trans. Co.; Northern Trans. Co.

Ship builder: A.C. Keating

Engine builder: Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co.

Engine re-builder: Samuel F. Hodge & Co.

Year ship built: 1870

Year engine built: 1870

Location engine built: United States Michigan Detroit

Final disposition: Junked, 1925, Manistee, Michigan by Manistee Lumber Co.


Rebuilt, 1894, new engines. Great Lakes Register and Underwriters' Directory, 1876 and American Bureau Record (Great Lakes Division], say vessel built by A.C. Keating, Ogdensburg, New York, 1870. USMV says 1870, Cleveland.

Orig. dimensions: 135.2 x 26 x 11.6.  Tonnage 438 gross, 357 net.

Engines: 1) H.P.N.C. (1870) 24 dia. and 34 in. stroke.

              2) Fore & aft (1892) 19 x 46 dia. and 36 in. stroke.


b) City of Charlevois (1888)

c) Kansas


1) Northern Trans. Co., Ogdensburg, New York

2) Northern Michigan Trans. Co., Chicago, Illinois

3) Michigan Transit Co., Chicago, Illinois

Registry number: US. 5848

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 12.6 ft.

Width: 33.3 ft.

Length: 185.5 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 835

Net tonnage: 588

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and Aft; High pressure, non-condensing

Piston 1: 19 in.

Piston 2: 46 in.

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