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

Ship owner: Bewick; Drake & Maytham; Gorton-Pew Fisheries; J.B. Zerbe; J.J. Boland

Ship builder: Linn & Craig, Gibralter, Michigan

Engine builder: Christie and DeGraffe, Detroit, Michigan (later Frontier Iron Works)

Year ship built: 1878

Year engine built: 1878

Final disposition: Burned and foundered off Isle of Pines, Nova Scotia November 6, 1913.


To coast, 1911. Alcona County in Northeast Lower Michigan.



1) Bewick, Detroit, Michigan

2) J.B. Zerbe, Cleveland, Ohio

3) Drake & Maytham, Buffalo, New York

4) J.J. Boland, Buffalo, New York

5) Gorton-Pew Fisheries, Gloucester, Massachusetts

Registry number: US. 105809

Hull number: 19

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 22 ft.

Width: 34 ft.

Length: 185 ft.

Stroke length: 44 in.

Gross tonnage: 359

Net tonnage: 269

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 30 in.

Piston 2: 50 in.

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