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

Ship owner: F.W. Gilchrist; J.J. Boland; Northern Trans. Co.

Ship builder: H. Miller, Ogdensburg, New York

Engine builder: Cuyahoga Furnace Company

Year ship built: 1873

Year engine built: 1873

Final disposition: Burned at Saginaw Bay on October 10, 1902.


Garden City = Chicago, Illinois.



1) Northern Trans. Co., Ogdensburg, New York

2) F. W. Gilchrist, Alpena, Michigan (c. 1883)

3) J. J. Boland, Buffalo, New York (Last owner)

Registry number: US. 85293

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 11.8 ft.

Width: 26 ft.

Length: 133.4 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 352

Net tonnage: 276

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 21 in.

Piston 2: 38 in.

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