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

Ship owner: Nipigon Transit Co.; S. Scott; Sarnia Coal Co.; T. W. Kirby

Ship builder: John Callister, Grand Haven, Michigan

Engine builder: Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1889

Year engine built: 1889

Final disposition: Burned, Detour, Michigan on November 26, 1924.


Sold Canandian in 1923 (C. 150335).  Cut down c. 1900 (609 gross tons, 363 net tons)



1) T. W. Kirby, Grand Haven, Michigan

2) S. Scott, Mount Clemens, Michigan (1894 and 1897)

3) Nipigon Transit Co., Detroit, Michigan (1900)

4) Sarnia Coal Co., Sarnia, Ontario (1923) (C. 150335)

Registry number: US. 76807

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Steam barge

Height: 11

Width: 32.9

Length: 172

Stroke length: 30

Gross tonnage: 711

Net tonnage: 598

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Fore and Aft

Piston 1: 19

Piston 2: 36

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