Lehigh 1

1880                                          Lehigh     1                                  1955

Iron Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 39
Launched April 15, 1880

248’ LOA, 238’ LBP, 36’ beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine

Enrolled at Detroit MI Sept 29, 1880 (Temp #37)
238.2 x 36.1 x 15.4, 1704 tons (gross tons, 1503.13 NT 1882)     US 140424     to:
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 1880

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Oct 4, 1880 (#4)

Sold 1913 to Lehigh Steamship Co., Cleveland OH, Harvey, Morrison & Co., Mgr (home port to Fairport OH).  Converted to bulk freighter. 
Remeasured to 1464 GT, 1035 NT.

Stranded 1914 near Manistique MI, Lake Michigan.  Abandoned to underwriters as constructive total loss.  Repaired and returned to previous owners.

Sold Oct 24, 1917 to Cuban interests for off-Lakes service during World War I and left Great Lakes.  U. S. enrollment surrendered Jan 17, 1918

Sold Feb 12, 1920 at U. S. Marshal’s sale to George Hall Coal Company of Canada.  Rebuilt at Lauzon QC by George T. Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co.
Enrolled Canadian at 247.9 x 35.6 x 15.3, 1506 GT, 888 NT     Can 141839     (home port  Montreal QC)

Firm name changed 1922 to George Hall Coal and Shipping Corporation

Fleet sold 1926 to Canada Steamship Lines, Montreal QC

Renamed Ponoka 1927

Sold 1930 to Century Coal Co.

Sold 1940 to United Towing & Salvage Co., Port Arthur ON.  Towed to Port Arthur, where a crane was installed on her deck and she was used as a lighter barge

Sold 1955 to Duluth Iron & Metal Co., Superior WI and scrapped at Duluth








Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *