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

Other name(s): City of Ottawa; Sault Ste. Marie

Ship owner: Algoma Steamship Co.; C.W. Bryson; Charles F. Mann; Erie & Western Transportation Co.; Montreal & Lake Superior Steamship Co.; Pine Ridge Coal Co.; U.S. Maritime Commission

Ship builder: Gibson & Craig Iron Works, Buffalo, New York

Engine builder: H.G. Trout, Buffalo, New York

Engine re-builder: Polson Iron Works, Toronto, Ontario

Year ship built: 1872

Year engine built: 1871

Final disposition: Abandoned in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana in 1944. Scrapped c. 1945.


Sold Canadian in 1906.  Re-engined in 1907 to fore & aft, pistons 22 and 44, keeping a 36 in. stroke.  Turned to barge in 1930.

b) City of Ottawa (C.122018)

c) India (US. 100008)

d) Sault Ste. Marie (C. 122018)

e) India (US. 100008)



1) Erie & Western Transportation Co. (Anchor Line), Buffalo

2) Montreal & Lake Superios Steamship Co. (Merchants Montreal

   Line, managers) (1906)

3) Canada Steamship Lines (1913)

4) Chas. F. Mann, Marine City, Michigan (1928)

5) Algoma Steamship Co., Sarnia (c.1929)

6) Pine Ridge Coal Co., Detroit (1930)

7) C.W. Bryson, Cleveland (1934)

8) U.S. Maritime Commission (1942)

Registry number: C.122018;US.100008

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 14 ft.

Width: 32.6 ft.

Length: 210 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1239

Net tonnage: 932

Materials: Iron

Engine type: Double low pressure

Piston 3: 36 in.

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