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

Ship owner: Norfolk & Western Railway; Norfolk Southern Railroad; Wabash Railway

Ship builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Manitowoc Ship Building Co., Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Year ship built: 1926

Year engine built: 1926

Final disposition: Out of Service in 1995 when Detroit River Car Ferry service discontinued


Had four engines.  Engines removed when converted to a barge in 1969.



1) Wabash Railway

2) Norfolk & Western Railway (as successor to Wabash Ry.) (1964)

3) Norfok Southern Railroad (as successor to N&W Ry) (1988)

Registry number: US. 225671

Hull number: 222

Vessel type: Car Ferry

Height: 19.4

Width: 65.1

Length: 358

Stroke length: 36

Gross tonnage: 3093

Net tonnage: 1301

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 1: 24

Piston 2: 50

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