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

Ship owner: Detroit & Buffalo Steamship Co.; Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co.

Ship builder: Detroit Dry Dock Co., Wyandotte, Michigan

Engine builder: Dry Dock Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1902

Year engine built: 1902

Final disposition: Scrapped at Hamilton in 1957.


Laid down as Empire State. Launched on December 7, 1901.



1) Detroit & Buffalo Steamship Co. (1902-1909)

2) Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co. (1910-1957)

Registry number: US. 136981

Hull number: 144

Vessel type: Passenger and Freight

Height: 19.9 ft.

Width: 44 ft.

Length: 350 ft.

Stroke length: 84 in.

Gross tonnage: 3077

Net tonnage: 1566

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Inclined compound

Piston 1: 35 in.

Piston 2: 72 in.

Piston 3: 72 in.

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