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

Other name(s): F. M. Osborne; Lesco

Ship owner: Buffalo & Grand Island Ferry Co.; C.J. Fix; Lorain-Elyria Sand Co.; Osborne Material Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Ship builder: J. Butman & T. Horn, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: Frontier Engine Works

Engine re-builder: Caterpillar Tractor Co.

Year ship built: 1910

Year engine built: 1910


Engines rebuilt in 1953 to diesel by Caterpillar Tractor Co.

Ship lengthened in 1958 to 141.1 which cut down tonnage to

217 gross and 147 net.


b) Lesco

c) F. M. Osborne


1) Buffalo & Grand Island Ferry Co.

2) C.J. Fix

3) Lorain - Elyria Sand Co.

4) Osborne Material Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Registry number: US. 207917

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Ferry (later dredge)

Height: 11.2 ft.

Width: 29 ft.

Length: 102.2 ft.

Stroke length: 17 in.

Gross tonnage: 222

Net tonnage: 151

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Simple, non compound

Piston 1: 15 in.

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