Conemaugh (wooden)

1880                                    Conemaugh                                    1906

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 8
Launched Aug 31, 1880

258’3” LOA, 251’ LBP, 36’6” beam, 26’ depth
Coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine,

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Sept 14, 1880 (Temp #38)
251.3 x 36.0 x 15.2, 1609.53 tons (1453.11 NT 1882)     US 125858     to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA)
Great Lakes fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as “Anchor Line”

Entered service Oct 1880

Permanent enrollment at Erie PA Oct 4, 1880 (#5)

Sunk Oct 21, 1891 in collision with str. New York in the Detroit River.  Enroute from Chicago IL to Buffalo NY with cargo of package freight.  Raised, repaired and returned to service.

Stranded Nov 21, 1906 on Point Pelee, Lake Erie.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrenderd Dec 26, 1906.






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