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

Ship owner: Erie & Western Transportation Co.; J. O'Connor; Mullen Coal Co.

Ship builder: King Iron Works, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: H. G. Trout, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1871

Year engine built: 1871

Final disposition: Scraped in Hamilton, Ontario, 1947.


Shipbuilder King Iron Works subcontracted  the work to Gibson and Craig.

Sold to a Canadian firm c.1935, but never registered in Canada. Engines removed c.1936

Engines bought separately in 1936 after removal by Perry and Lays, but abandoned the next year.



1) Erie and Western Trans. Co. (Anchor Line), Buffalo, New York

2) J. O'Connor, Buffalo, New York (1912)

3) Mullen Coal Co., Detroit, Michigan (1914)

Registry number: US.105135

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 14 ft.

Width: 32 ft.

Length: 212 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1288

Net tonnage: 1147

Materials: Iron

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 2: 24 in.

Piston 3: 51 in.

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