The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. L. Reiss (Freighter), 1906


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J. L. REISS - Steel bulk freighter (U.S.202875) built in 1906 at Wyandotte, Michigan by Detroit Ship Building Company (Hull#161) launched November 15, 1905, for National Steamship Company as a.) W K BIXBY: 480 x 52 x 30; 5,712 gross tons. Powered by a 1,600 ihp triple expansion steam engine. Renamed b.) J L REISS in 1920. Reconstructed at Manitowoc in 1923, new gross tonnage 5,398. Converted to a self-unloader at Manitowoc in 1933. Renamed c.) SIDNEY E SMITH JR in 1971. Sank June 5,1972, after a collision with the PARKER EVANS (C.306052) under the Blue Water Bridge in the St. Clair River. The hull was removed and taken to Sarnia and serves as a dock facing.


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Date of Original:
1906
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McN.E.568
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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J. L. Reiss (Freighter), 1906