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USED Dredge Col. P.S. Michie

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1912-13, at Seattle Construction and Dry Dock Co., Seattle, WA.
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1913
  • Commissioned USED Dredge Col. P.S. Michie in 1913
  • Col. P.S. Michie was assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers District Seattle, WA.
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold in 1955 to the Panama Canal Commission, Dredging Division, renamed Puerto Cabello
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1971
    Displacement 1,526 t.
    Length 245'
    Beam 43'
    Draft 20'
    Hopper Capacity 980 m
    Dredging Pipes 1
    Speed 11.5 kts
    Range unknown
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    two vertical reciprocating steam engines, 1,440 hp
    two propeller shafts

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    Col. P.S. Michie
    272k USED Dredge Col. P.S. Michie date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Col. P.S. Michie
    73k USED Dredge Col. P.S. Michie dredging in front of Petersburg, Alaska, 1 June 1933.
    US National Archives Identifier 298782 a US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    NARA Pacific Alaska Region, Seattle, WA.
    Col. P.S. Michie
    240k USED Dredge Col. P.S. Michie underway, date and location unknown.
    "This print hung in the Michie household before being given to my father Willard Michie Cutler, and then to myself a few years back. The Michie's are related to Col.Michie, honored by the ship naming and the naming of Michie stadium at West Point. The Cutler's are related to Manasseh Cutler of the battle of Bunker Hill and his establishment of the Ohio Company after the revolution and the British ceding the Western Territory as the spoils of war. Manasseh is honored by a plaque on the Courthouse steps next to Wall Street. A good read is "The Pioneers" by David McCullough (Pulitzer Prize writer) who used Manasseh Cutler's journal of his travels and visits to the likes of the signers of the Declaration, Franklin, the members of the Continental Congress.... as he tried to convince them to invest in the Ohio Company and get Congress to sign on to the establishment of the Ohio Company and settlement of the Western Territory.
    In the right lower corner of the print it is embossed "Schmitt Bros. 210-212 W.4th St. BET ELM & PLUM CIN O."
    Rich Cutler
    Rich Cutler
    Col. P.S. Michie
    71k USED Dredge Col. P.S. Michie maintenance dredging Pillar Rock Bar on the Columbia River, 7 January 1938.
    US Army Corp of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey

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