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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Emily P. Weed

Other name(s): Sevona

Ship owner: A.J. McBrier; C. H. Woodruff; Hollister Transportation Co.

Ship builder: F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan

Engine builder: S.F. Hodge & Co.

Year ship built: 1890

Year engine built: 1890

Location engine built: Detroit, Michigan

Final disposition: Stranded and foundered, Sand Island, Lake Superior 01Sep 1905. 7 lives.


Lengthened in 1904 to 372 ft. which increased gross tonnage to 3166 and net tonnage to 2258.


b) Sevona (1897)


1) C.H. Woodruff, Tonawanda, New York

2) Hollister Transportation Co.

3) A. J. McBrier, Erie, Pennsylvania (Last owner)

Registry number: US.136129

Hull number: 69

Vessel type: Combination Freighter

Height: 21.2 ft.

Width: 41 ft.

Length: 300 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 2362

Net tonnage: 1899

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 20 in.

Piston 2: 32 in.

Piston 3: 54 in.

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