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

Other name(s): J.T. Reid; James B. Neilson

Ship owner: Bessemer Steamship Co.; Erie Steamship Co.; Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Sainte Marie Railway; Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co.; Pittsburgh Steamship Co.; Spokane Steamship Co.

Ship builder: American Steel Barge Co. (A. McDougall), West Superior, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Samuel F. Hodge & Co.

Year ship built: 1892

Year engine built: 1892

Location engine built: Detroit, Michigan

Final disposition: Scrapped, 1935.


Originally built as a grain/flour carrier, converted in 1896 to a traditional bulk freighter.



(b) James B. Neilson (1896)

(C) J. T. Reid (1928)


(1) Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway

(2) Bessemer Steamship Co.

(3) Pittsburgh Steamship Co.

(4) Spokane Steamship Co.

(5) Erie Steamship Co.

(6) Nicholson-Universal Steamship Co.

Registry number: US. 81373

Hull number: 124

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter, whaleback

Height: 25

Width: 42

Length: 320

Stroke length: 40

Gross tonnage: 2234

Net tonnage: 1571

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23

Piston 2: 37

Piston 3: 62

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