Delaware (wooden)

1878                                   Delaware                                         1906

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Thomas Quayle & Sons

261’ LOA, 252’ LBP, 36’ beam, 23’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 498 IHP

Enrolled at Erie PA June 8, 1878 (#4)
252.1 x 36.0 x 16.3, 1731.70 tons (1526.53 NT 1882)     US 6961     to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA)
Great Lakes fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as “Anchor Line”

Renamed Charles B. Hill 1905 (to free up former name for use on new vessel building for the fleet)

Traded in 1905 to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI on new tonnage being built for the fleet

Sold 1906 (through John J. Boland) to Michael Galvin, Buffalo NY

Stranded Nov 22, 1906 near Fairport OH, Lake Erie.  Sprang leak during gale and beached.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Feb 16, 1907.






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