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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Adam E. Cornelius

Other name(s): Avondale; Detroit Edison; George F. Rand

Ship owner: Boland & Cornelius; Leadale Shipping (REOCH)

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Ship re-builder: Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works, St.Clair, Michigan

Year ship built: 1908

Year engine built: 1908

Final disposition: Sold for scrap in 1976.


Converted to self-unloader by Manitowoc Ship Building Co. in 1942.


b) Detroit Edison

c) George F. Rand

d) Avondale (1962) (BR316352)


1) Boland & Cornelius, Buffalo, New York

2) Leadale Shipping, Ltd. (Reoch)

Registry number: US. 205239; BR316352

Hull number: 53

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, self unloader

Height: 28 ft.

Width: 52 ft.

Length: 475 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 4939

Net tonnage: 3835

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 21 in.

Piston 2: 34 in.

Piston 3: 57 in.

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