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Betty Jane Hearn (Propeller), U150133, 1889


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Steam screw PETER SMITH.* U.S. No. 150133. Of 161.38 tons gross; 109.29 tons net. Built 1863 at Glasgow, Scotland. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 116.0 x 18.0 x 9.6
* formerly U. S. C. S. steam screw ADA.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889
     
     
     
Propeller PETER SMITH. Of 162 tons. Built at Renfrew, Scotland in 1863 by Wm. Simons & Co. Owned by P.C. Smith. Home port, Cleveland. Value $15,000. Class A 2. REMARKS. -- Formerly LITTLE ADA, U.S. Survey boat.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification
      American Hulls, 1882
     
     
     
      Steam screw PETER SMITH.* U.S. No. 150133. Of 161.38 tons gross; 109.29 tons net. Built 1863 at Renfrew, Scotland. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 116.0 x 18.0 x 9.6
* formerly [a] British steam screw LITTLE ADA, [b] U. S. C. S. steam screw ADA.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1897


Oil screw POLING BROS. N0 2.* U. S. No. 150133. Of 159 tons gross; 108 tons net. Built at Renfrew, Scotland in 1863. Home port, New York, N.Y. 116.0 x 18,0 x 9.6 Freight service. Crew of 7 Of 150 horse power. Iron built. Owned by Chester A. Poling [N. Y.]
      Formerly [a] British steam screw LITTLE ADA, [b] Confederate steam screw LITTLE ADA, [c] U. S. Engineer ADA, [d] steam screw PETER SMITH, [e] British steam screw LITTLE ADA, [f] steam screw BUXTON, [g] gas screw BETTY JANE HEARN.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1931
     

Vesselwas built in Scotland as LITTLE ADA, but she had a very long life. She was ADA 1865-1884, PETER SMITH 1884-1899, then LITTLE ADA again 1909-1917 under Canadian registry (registered at Quebec), BUXTON (American) 1921-1922, BETTY JANE HEARN 1923-1929, and finally package freighter POLING BROS. No.21929-1940. She was sunk by ice on Long Island Sound 6 Feb 1940.
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ex ADA, LITTLE ADA, ADA, PETER SMITH, LITTLE ADA, BUXTON
Date of Original:
1889
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Local identifier:
McN.R.268
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Betty Jane Hearn (Propeller), U150133, 1889