Leonard J. Barr II Collection
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  • Collections: Leonard J. Barr II Collection
  • Decade: 1920-1929
  • ALBERT C. FIELD (1923, Bulk Freighter)
        Official No.: 147767; Final Date: 6 Jun 1944; Dimensions (LBD): 252' x 43.2' x 20' ; 1923 Owned Eastern Steamship Co Ltd (Boland & Cornelius) 1936 Owned Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co Ltd 1944 Struck mine in Normandy invasion on June 6; Original Owner: Eastern Steamship Co. Ltd
      Official No.: 147767; Final Date: 6 Jun 1944; Dimensions (LBD): 252' x ...
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Leonard J. Barr II Collection


Leonard J. Barr II of St. Clair, Michigan, worked in the finance industry by profession, but his passion was preserving Great Lakes' shipping history with an emphasis on the 20th Century. His collection consists of approximately 30,000 vessel photographs, negatives, slides, and glass plates, as well as hundreds of books, journals, and other ephemera relating to Great Lakes Maritime History. Much of the information provided for each vessel came from Mr. Barr's own research. Mrs. Ellen Barr donated the collection to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Research Collection in September 2017. The project was made possible through partnering and funding with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (2020-22).