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

Ship owner: Reid Towing & Wrecking Co.; Reid Transit Co.; Spokane Steamship Co.; Wilson Transit Co.

Ship builder: Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Globe Iron Works, Cleveland, Ohio

Year ship built: 1886

Year engine built: 1886

Final disposition: Scrapped at Cleveland in 1935.


Lengthend to 311.8 ft. in 1892 which increased gross tons to 2356 and net tonnage to 1974.  First automobile carrier on Great Lakes.



1) Wilson Transit Co., Cleveland, Ohio

2) Reid Towing and Wrecking Co, Port Huron, Michigan (1910)

3) Spokane Steamship Co. (Reid)

4) Reid Transit Co., Port Huron, Michigan

Registry number: US. 116104

Hull number: 11

Vessel type: Bulk Freighter

Height: 20

Width: 38

Length: 249

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 1741

Net tonnage: 1465

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 2: 26

Piston 3: 50

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