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

Ship owner: Pennsylvania-Ontario Trans. Co.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

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

Year ship built: 1906

Year engine built: 1906

Final disposition: Abandoned, Ashtabula, 1959. Had been sunk in collision with Ben Moreel, September 15, 1958.


Said to have been laid down as James W. Ellsworth.



Pennsylvania-Ontario Trans. Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Registry number: US. 203071

Hull number: 19

Vessel type: Train Ferry

Contributor(s): Great Lakes Engineering Works.

Height: 21.5 ft.

Width: 56 ft.

Length: 338 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 2670

Net tonnage: 1525

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 19.5 in.

Piston 2: 31.5 in.

Piston 3: 52.5 in.

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