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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Ann Arbor No. 3

Other name(s): Manistee

Ship owner: Ann Arbor Railroad; Bultema Dock & Dredge Co.; Louisiana Dock Co.

Ship builder: Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio

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

Engine builder: Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Michigan

Engine re-builder: General Ordinance Co., Denver, Colorado

Year ship built: 1898

Year engine built: 1892

Final disposition: Sold for scrap, 1962. Kept as a barge, 1894 gt., 1881 nt.


Launched, September 29, 1898.  Lengthened 49 ft. to 307 ft. in 1922  (2047 gt., 936 nt.)  Sold for scrap in 1962; kept as barge (1894 gt. and 1881 nt.)

First engines from the Ann Arbor No. 1 and Ann Arbor No. 2.  Second (triple expansion) engines built in 1918 and installed in 1922 (at time of rebuilding): 15.75 in, 26.5 in., 44.5 in. with 26 in stroke.


b) Manistee (1965)


1) Ann Arbor Railroad Co., Frankfort, Michigan

2) Bultema Dock & Dredge Co., Manistee, Michigan

3) Louisiana Dock Co., New Orleans, Louisiana

Registry number: US. 107418

Hull number: 75

Vessel type: Barge; Train Ferry

Height: 15 ft.

Width: 52 ft.

Length: 258 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1677

Net tonnage: 996

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Compound; Triple expansion

Piston 2: 20 in.

Piston 3: 40 in.

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