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

Ship owner: Ashley & Dustin Steamer Line; F.L. Swart; L. Ludington; W.J. Pulling

Ship builder: J.P. Clark, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1879

Final disposition: Burned, Tobermory, Ont., December 24, 1910. Hull stripped and junked, Wiarton, Ont.


Engines from John Sherman (Ex U.S.R.C.) of 1865, and engines to Frank E. Kirby 1890. SOld Canadian, 1906. Had been cut down to schooner, 1889 and repowered as steam barge in 1897. High pressure, non-condensing 16 in. piston by 20 in. stroke by Pound Mfg. Co. from tug, Jim Pulcar.



1) Ashley & Dustin, Detroit, Michigan

2) (Intentionally blank)

3) F.L. Swart, Pt. Huron, Michigan

4) L. Ludington, Alpena, Michigan

5) W.J. Pulling, Windsor, Ontario (Last owner)

Registry number: C.117174;US.105798

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger, sidewheel

Height: 10.6 ft.

Width: 29 ft.

Length: 165.2 ft.

Stroke length: 108

Gross tonnage: 339

Net tonnage: 285

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Beam

Piston 3: 48

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