Henry La Liberté

The James Corrigan was built in Ecorse, Michigan by the Great Lakes Engineering Works in 1908. This is just three years earlier and at the same location as our museum ship Col. James M. Schoonmaker for the Shenango Furnace Company in 1911. This eleven-foot-long swallowtail name flag was used on the Henry La Liberté rechristening event and maiden voyage for the Buckeye Steamship Company in 1954. Henry La Liberté was the last name given to the vessel sailing for twenty more years. In 1974 the La Liberté was sold for scrapping and towed overseas alongside the Joe S. Morrow to Santander, Spain.

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