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

Ship owner: L.D. Brown; L.W. Brown; Marine Transit Co.; Spence Bros.; W.S. Roberts

Ship builder: D. Lester, Marine City, Michigan

Engine builder: Port Huron Ship Building Co., Port Huron, Michigan. (Phoenix Iron Works)

Year ship built: 1889

Year engine built: 1889

Final disposition: Burned at St. Clair river, opposite St. Clair, Michigan, November 9, 1923, and abandoned at Sarnia.



1) W.S. Roberts, Marine City, Michigan

2) Marine Transit Co.

3) Spence Bros., Marine City, Michigan

4) L.W. Brown, Buffalo, New York

5) L.D. Brown, Cleveland, Ohio (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 106627

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 13.9 ft.

Width: 33.3 ft.

Length: 180 ft.

Stroke length: 40 in.

Gross tonnage: 834

Net tonnage: 653

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 22 in.

Piston 2: 44 in.

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