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

Ship owner: Great Lakes Transit Corp.; Massey Steam Ship Co.; Superior Transit Co.; Union Steamboat Line

Ship builder: Union Dry Dock Co., Buffalo, New York

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

Year ship built: 1885

Year engine built: 1885

Final disposition: Stranded Eagle Reef off Keweenaw Point, Michigan, Lake Superior, November 26,1919. Scrapped partially on site.


Abandoned to Underwriters then stranded.  Pilothouse used as a shed in Eagle River, Michigan



1) Union Steamboat Line (Erie Railroad), Buffalo, New York

2) Great Lakes Transit Corp. (1916)

3) Massey Steam Ship Co. (1918)

4) Superior Transit Co., Cleveland, Ohio (1918)

Registry number: US. 145405

Hull number: 39

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 25.7

Width: 38.9

Length: 285.5

Stroke length: 48

Gross tonnage: 2320

Net tonnage: 1684

Materials: Iron

Engine type: Double steeple compound

Piston 1: 22

Piston 2: 42

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