Tampico 145840

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Title: Tampico 145840
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Description: The "Tampico" was built by the Craig Shipbuilding Company of Toledo, Ohio in 1900. A steel bulk freighter, she was of 2133 gross tons. Between 1900 and 1917, she was owned by the Globe Navigation Company and the Pacific Coast Steamship Company of Seattle, Washington. At the time of the First World War, she was owned by the Crowell and Thurlow Company of Boston, Massachusetts. In 1922, she returned to service on the Great Lakes. At the outbreak of WWII, the "Tampico" was outfitted for ocean duty. Following the war, she was sold to Englandâ s Ministry of War. In 1946, the vessel again returned to the Great Lakes in service for the Nicholson Transit Company. In the early 1960s, her hull was stripped for conversion to a barge. In 1968, she was sunk near the Two Rivers, Wisconsin power plant where she served as a breakwater. This photograph shows the "Tampico" on the Cuyahoga River in 1946.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/170468

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