ss Columbia

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2013/01/29


SS Columbia
built: 1902Wyandotte, MI
length: 207.67 ft / 63.30 m
beam: 45 ft / 14 m
draft: 12.5 ft / 3.8 m
propulsion: 1,200-horsepower triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
architect: Frank E. Kirby
location: Detroit, MI   Toledo Shipyard, OH

for R. Anderson


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  1. Reid said, on 2013/01/29 at 06:32

    Dear Christina,

    It’s beautiful! It reminds me a bit (not in appearance, but in survival and age) of CHAUNCY MAPLES of Lake Malawi, which is in the midst of restoration. Thanks for helping to maintain our maritime perspective in such a lovely way!

  2. tugster said, on 2013/01/29 at 07:37

    See the last foto in this post, a scrappy old vessel that begs for more life. foto taken in complicated circumstances and almost triggering arrest: ss columbia in tatters.

  3. starbuck5250 said, on 2013/01/29 at 09:55

    In memory yet green, in joy still felt,
    The scenes of life rise sharply into view.
    We triumph; Life’s disasters are undealt,
    And while all else is old, the world is new.
    — Isaac Asimov

  4. tugboathunter said, on 2013/01/29 at 14:59

    The main advocate for her restoration passed away this past week. The future looks more dim than ever for the old Boblo girl…

  5. Ken said, on 2013/01/31 at 00:27

    I have pictures of her on my blog as well. Along with the St. Claire.

  6. Barista Uno said, on 2013/02/13 at 23:31

    Praise be to old ships. Praise be to artists who keep them alive.

  7. mageb said, on 2013/02/14 at 19:12

    Happy, happy Happy Valentines Day!

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