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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Frank E. Kirby

Other name(s): Dover; Silver Spray

Ship owner: Ashley & Dustin Steamer Line; Detroit-Kingville Line; Nicholson's Erie-Dover Ferry Line

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co.

Engine builder: North River Iron Works

Year ship built: 1890

Year engine built: 1865

Location engine built: United States

Final disposition: Burned June 23, 1932 at Ecorse, Michigan and then scrapped.


Launched, February 12, 1890.  Engine from "Alaska" and "John Sherman."



(b) Silver Spray (1926)

(c) Dover (1927)


(1) Ashley & Dustin Steamer Line

(2) Detroit-Kingsville Line

(3) Nicholson's Erie-Dover Ferry Line

Registry number: US. 120796

Hull number: 101

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, sidewheel

Height: 10.2

Width: 30

Length: 195.5

Stroke length: 108

Gross tonnage: 532

Net tonnage: 374

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Beam

Piston 1: 48

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