1881                                           Clarion                                  1909

Iron Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 45
Launched July 27, 1881

254’ LOA, 240’ LBP, 36’ beam, 27’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, fore and aft compound engine

Enrolled at Detroit MI Aug 12, 1881 (Temp #22)
240.9 x 36.1 x 15.5, 1711.97 tons (gross tons, 1513.33 NT 1882)     US 125937    
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA) Great Lakes vessel fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as the “Anchor Line”

Entered service 1881

Burned Dec 8, 1909 and sank off Southeast Shoal, Lake Erie.  15 of 21 aboard lost (the other 6 rescued by the steamer Leonard C. Hanna).  Bound from Chicago IL to Buffalo NY with flour, corn and mixed cargo.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 28, 1909







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