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

Other name(s): Feliciana; Minnesota

Ship owner: Chicago & Duluth Transportation Co.; Chicago, Racine & Milwaukee Line; Crosby Tranportation Co.; E.E. Robinson; G.S.Bennett; Henry J. Pauly; Jenks Shipbuilding Co.; Lake Michigan Trans. Co.; Thompson Towing & Wrecking; U.S.S.B.; Western Transit Co.

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1888

Year engine built: 1888

Final disposition: Abandoned in Miami Florida in 1931.


Launched on July 3, 1888. Stranded on Isle Royale in 1898. Salvaged by Thompson Towing & Wrecking Co., in 1899.  Rebuilt in 1900 by Jenks Ship Building Co. to increased gross of 3320 and increased net of 2109.  Converted to passenger ship by Manitowoc Dry Dock Co., in 1910 - 1911.  Traveled to Atlantic in 1917. Dry Dock Engine Works #147.

b) Minnesota (1911)

c) Feliciana (Unofficial-never registered)


1) Western Transit Co., Buffalo

2) Thompson Towing & Wrecking Co., Port Huron (1900)

3) Jenks Shipbuilding Co., Port Huron (1901-1906)

4) Henry J. Pauly, Milwaukee (1907-1909)


5) Chicago & Duluth Transportation Co., Chicago (1910-1914)

6) Crosby Transportation Co., Milwaukee (Charterer, 1912-1914)

7) Lake Michigan Transportation Co., Chicago (Sullivan, 1915)

8) Chicago, Racine & Milwaukee Line (1916-1917)

9) U.S. Shipping Board, New York (1918-1920)

10) G.S. Bennett, New Bern, N.C. (1921-1925)

11) E.E. Robinson, trustee, Jacksonville (1926-1931)

Registry number: US. 95922

Hull number: 84

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 22.7 ft.

Width: 41 ft.

Length: 288 ft.

Stroke length: 48 in.

Gross tonnage: 2299

Net tonnage: 1858

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 23 in.

Piston 2: 36 in.

Piston 3: 62 in.

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