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The Chieftain Under Construction at the Davidson Shipbuilding Yards

January 2014

The Chieftain Under Construction


The Chieftain under Construction at the Davidson Shipbuilding Company


The above photograph is part of the Captain Frank Hamilton Collection a part of the Charles E. Frohman Collection. It was taken in 1902 at the James Davidson Shipbuilding Yard in West Bay City, Michigan. The Chieftain was Hull No. 100. (note the sign held by one of the workman.) She was of 2,704 gross ton and 342 feet long. She sailed for the Davidson Steamship Company until about 1930.