Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Simon J. Murphy

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Thanks to The Rock for identifying the ship as the Simon J. Murphy. The ship was launched in 1900 in Wyandotte, Michigan. After 60 years of service, the Simon J. Murphy was scrapped.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the same Hutchinson Line freighter that's passing behind the barge in the October 5th picture.

October 24, 2007 7:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

That vessel, my friends, is the SIMON J MURPHY, She sailed for Hutchinson and like all of the Hutchinson boats, she was actually owned by the Buckeye S.S. Company. Buckeye's name appears on the hull below the MURPHY name.
I have but one,old black and white photo of the MURPHY,probably taken in the 50's.

October 29, 2007 8:02 AM  
Blogger Sherrie Marie said...

My father sailed on that ship as a deckhand in 1950

November 27, 2011 12:07 PM  
Blogger Sherrie Marie said...

any one have any other pictures of this ship?

November 27, 2011 12:42 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

my dad was captain on her in the late 50s jim Woodard

August 02, 2014 1:36 PM  

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