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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Joseph L. Hurd

Ship owner: J. L. Hurd & Co.; Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Trans. Co.; Leathem & Smith; Leopold & Austrian's Lake Superior Line; T. H. Smith

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co.

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1869

Year engine built: 1869

Final disposition: Stranded at north west of Sturgeon Bay Canal on September 23, 1913. Floated later and burned at Sturgeon Bay on Novmeber 8, 1913 and abandoned.


Engines removed in 1909.  Re-engined twice.  First re-engine by Cuyanhoga Iron Works at unknown date with a high pressure non-condensing engine, 36 inch stroke, 18 inch and 36 inch pistons.  Second re-engine by H. G. Trout, Buffalo, New York in 1909 with a steeple compound of unknown specifications



(1) J. L. Hurd & Co. (North Shore Line), Detroit, Michigan

(2) Leopold & Austrian's Lake Superior Line, Chicago, Illinois

(3) Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transfer Co., Chicago, Illinois

(4) T. H. Smith, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (1896)

(5) Leathem & Smith, Sturgeion Bay, Wisconsin

Registry number: US. 75154

Hull number: 10

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight, propeller

Height: 10.9

Width: 29.2

Length: 171

Stroke length: 12

Gross tonnage: 760

Net tonnage: 593

Materials: Wood

Engine type: "hoist"

Piston 1: 12

Piston 2: 26

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