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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: C.F. Curtis

Ship owner: Hines Lumber Co.; N. C. Holland; Toledo & Saginaw Trans. Co.; Tonawanda I & S (Mills)

Ship re-builder: Dunford, Port Huron, Michigan

Engine builder: H. G. Trout, Buffalo, New York

Year ship built: 1882

Year engine built: 1882

Final disposition: Foundered near Grand Marais, Michigan on Lake Superior, November 19,1914 while towing schooners Annie M. Peterson and Seldon E. Marvin. Both schooners sank as well with a heavy loss of life.


Lengthened in December, 1886 at Dunford yard in Port Huron, Michigan.



1) Toledo & Saginaw Trans. Co.

2) N.C.Holland, Buffalo, New York (1889)

3) Tonawanda I. & S. Co. (Mills)

4) Hines Lumber Co., Chicago, Illinois (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 34126

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 13 ft.

Width: 32.4 ft.

Length: 196.5 ft.

Stroke length: 42 in.

Gross tonnage: 691

Net tonnage: 522

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 1: 26 in.

Piston 2: 48 in.

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