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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: G. A. Boeckling

Ship owner: Bay Transportation Co.; Peterson Shipyards

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: North Eastern Shipbuilding Co., Bath, Maine

Engine re-builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Year ship built: 1909

Year engine built: 1887

Final disposition: Used as floating shop, Petersen shipyards, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 1956. Returned to Lake Erie in 1982 for rebuilding. Badly damaged by fire on June 21, 1989 in Toledo (Vandalsim ).


Engines from New York (Ex. Shrewsbury) of 1887.  Rebuilt by Great Lakes Engineering Works in 1909.



1) Bay Transportation Co., Sandusky, Ohio

2) Peterson Shipyards

Registry number: US. 206423

Hull number: 63

Vessel type: Excursion

Height: 9.1 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Length: 155.2 ft.

Stroke length: 72 in.

Gross tonnage: 328

Net tonnage: 157

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Inclined compound

Piston 1: 25 in.

Piston 2: 44 in.

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