1888 Lackawanna 1 1916 (1929)
Steel Great Lakes package freighter
Built at Cleveland OH by Cleveland Ship Building Co., Hull 1
Launched April 7, 1888
278’ LOA, 260’ LBP, 39’2” beam, 24’6” depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 800 IHP
Enrolled at Buffalo NY May 22, 1888 (#63)
260.0 x 39.2 x 21.6, 2015.71 GT, 1595.04 NT US 140930 to:
Lackawanna Transportation Co., Buffalo NY, Drake & Maytham, Mgr. (home port Buffalo NY)
Entered service 1888
Sold 1900 to Lake Transit Co., Buffalo NY (home port to Duluth MN)
Sold 1907 to Buffalo Transit Co., Buffalo NY, Brown & Co., Mgr. (home port to Buffalo NY)
Sunk Sept 18, 1909 in collision with barge Chieftain at the head of the St. Clair River. Downbound through the river rapids, her steering gear failed. Chieftain, which did not sink, was upbound towed by str. Shenandoah. Raised, repaired and returned to service.
Sold March 18, 1916 to Coastwise Steamship Co., Boston MA for off-Lakes service during World War I. Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Lauzon QC and rejoined by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co.
Scrapped 1929 at Baltimore MD