Schooner Days XXXIII (33)

Steelstem, 9 Jan 1932

The "big steam barge" of which Steelstem Ratsey was master, is most probably the Joseph L. Hurd (171 x 29 x 11, 760 tons) which had started as a passenger and freight vessel in 1869. The "collision" recounted below has never been formally proven. See our Ships List casualty report.