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Crown Zellerbach No. 4

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Registry #1 102629 Registry #2 US Registry Registry #3
Name 1 1893 Blairmore Name 5 1957c Crown Zellerbach No. 4
Name 2 1896 Abby Palmer Name 6
Name 3 1906 Star of England Name 7
Name 4 1935 Island Star (I) Name 8
Year Built 1893 Place Dumbarton Area Scotland Country UK
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 264.0' x 39.0' x 23.5'
Builder A. McMillan and Son Ltd. Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 2123 Type 1 Bark
Registered Tonnage 2123 Type 2 Barge
Engine 105hp engine Engine Manufacture
Repower Engine removed Propulsion Sail/screw
Rebuilds Call Sign
Pendant  # Masters
In 1893 she was owned by Thomson Dickie and Co. (More Line). In 1896 she was sold to Robert Sudden, San Francisco CA USA under US Registry as a repaired wreck. She was sold in 1906 to Alaska Packers Assocociation. She was laid up in 1928 at Alameda CA. In 1928 she was sold to Ed R. Grieve. She was purchased at auction in 1935 by Island Tug & Barge Co. from the Alaska Packers Association. Converted to a barge she was placed in service between Vancouver Island and a pulp mill in Port Angeles. In 1947-1949 as a non-powered barge she was owned by Island Tug & Barge Co. Ltd., Victoria BC In 1961 she was owned by Canadian Tugboat Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC.
Fate Registry closed Date
Named Features
Significance of Name
She capsized in San Francisco in 1896 with a loss of six men working in the holds. She was later raised and refitted. Dismasted off Cape Flattery in 1903 she was dismasted off Cape Flattery and towed to port by the steamship Vermont. In 1906 she was chartered by the U.S. Shipping Board for service in the Hawaiian sugar trade. She made her last Alaska voyage in 1928. In 1928 she was laid up at Alameda CA USA. In 1928 she was being refitted by Ed Grieve for a round-the-world voyage but he ran short of funds and committed suicide. In 1961 the deteriorated hull was broken up.
Canada List of Shipping; Newell, Gordon (Ed.) (1966); Nicholson, George (1962);
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