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

Other name(s): Bawating

Ship owner: Algoma Central Railway; B.F. Frankinthall, Jr.; Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Co.

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co.

Engine builder: Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1875

Year engine built: 1875

Final disposition: Sank off Jekyll Island, Georgia Feb. 1, 1920; 13 lives lost.


Sold Canadian, 1910.  Sold back to U.S., 1915.  To the coast c. 1915 and rebuilt as a tug.


b) Bawating (C. 126867) (1910)

c) Fortune (US. 120202) (1915)


1) Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Co.

2) Algoma Central Railway, International Transportation Co., Soo,

    Ontario (1910)

3) B.F. Frankinthall, Jr., Soo, Michigan (c. 1915)

4) Name unknown, New York (c. 1916)

Registry number: US. 120202; C. 12686

Hull number: 29

Vessel type: Ferry (later tug)

Height: 11 ft.

Width: 29 ft.

Length: 104.5 ft.

Stroke length: 24 in.

Gross tonnage: 199

Net tonnage: 108

Materials: Wood

Engine type: High pressure

Piston 1: 20 in.

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