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

Other name(s): Glen

Ship owner: Argo Steamship Co.; N.J. Nessen Lumber Co.

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co.

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1895

Year engine built: 1896

Final disposition: Abandoned, 1937 at Manistee.


Launched, 1895.Found August 2014 in Lake Erie east of Kelleys Island, near Sandusky, Ohio.The Argo was operating illegally on Lake Erie at the time it sank in 1937.(Detroit Free Press, 10-28-2015: concerns that ship may be leaking oil.)


b) Glen (1929)


1) Argo Steamship Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) (Intentionally blank)

3) N.J. Nessen Lumber Co.

Registry number: US. 107157

Hull number: 120

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 12.8 ft.

Width: 35 ft.

Length: 192 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 721

Net tonnage: 490

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 2: 22 in.

Piston 3: 42 in.

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