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

Ship owner: Carter & Cook; Hicks Coal & Towing

Ship builder: Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Engine builder: Sheriffs Mfg. Co., United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Year ship built: 1886

Year engine built: 1886

Final disposition: Sank in Gale, 20 miles south of Point Peter, Lake Ontario on July 28, 1923. Crew taken from lifeboats by Steamship Keyport.


See DMH (9-3), November 1845.


1) Carter & Cook, Chicago, Illinois

2) Hicks Coal & Towing Company, Ontario (last owner)


Registry number: US 81112, C.141764

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 9.6 ft.

Width: 28 ft.

Length: 122 ft.

Stroke length: 26 in.

Gross tonnage: 235 t.

Net tonnage: 171 t.

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 15 in.

Piston 2: 28 in.

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