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

Other name(s): No. 225; No. 226; Sabadash I

Ship owner: Canada Atlantic Transit Co.; Dunbar and Sullivan Dredging Co.; Pickands, Mather and Co.; Sabadash & Sabadash

Ship builder: Chicago Ship Building Co., Chicago, Illinois

Engine builder: Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Year ship built: 1894

Year engine built: 1894

Location engine built: Cleveland, Ohio

Final disposition: Scrapped, date unknown.


First vessel on the Great Lakes built with channel beams.

Engines and upper hull removed c. 1943. Lower hull rebuilt into two scows (1951 and 1963).


b) (bow) Sabadash I (scow) (1951)

c) No. 225 (US. 261791) (1963)

b) (stern) No. 225 (US. 293263) (1963)


1) Pickands, Mather & Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Canada Atlantic Transit Co. (1907)

3) Sabadash & Sabadash, Detroit, Michigan (c. 1944)

4) Dunbar & Sullivan Dredging Co., Buffalo, New York (1963)

Third registry number is US.261791 (below).

Registry number: US.161061;US.293263;

Hull number: 10

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 23 ft.

Width: 44.2 ft.

Length: 328 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 3092

Net tonnage: 2721

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23 in.

Piston 2: 38 in.

Piston 3: 62 in.

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