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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Lady Elgin.
Ship owner: G. Hubbard., 1860, United States, Chicago
Ship builder: J.W. Banta., 1851, United States, New York, Buffalo
Year ship built: 1851
Year engine built: 1851
Creator: G. Hubbard.
Final disposition: Sunk in collision with Sch. Augusta off Pt. Winnetka Illinois on September 8, 1860. Nearly 300 lives.
Notes: Documented November 11, 1851. Said to have had name Lady Elgin painted on paddle boxes origninally. Names in honor of wife of Lord Elgin, government general of Canada in 1847-1854.
Registry number: US. (None too early)
Hull number: None
Vessel type: Passenger and freight, sidewheel
Contributor(s): J.W. Banta.
Height: 14.3 ft.
Width: 33.7 ft.
Length: 252 ft.
Gross tonnage: 1037 t.
Engine type: Beam
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