1868                                             Philadelphia                                   1893

Iron Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by David Bell
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, low pressure engine

Enrolled at Buffalo NY May 6, 1868 (#388)
236.0 x 34.3 x 14.0, 1463.60 tons (gross tons, 1230.15 NT 1882)     US 20142     to:
James C. and Edwin T. Evans et al, Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1868

Sold 1873 to Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port to Erie PA) Great Lakes vessel fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as the “Anchor Line”

Sunk Nov 7, 1893 in collision with steamer Albany 12 miles off Point aux Barques MI, Lake Huron in dense fog.  16 lives lost from Philadelphia and 8 from Albany.  Philadephia rammed Albany, smashing her nose, backed off and took Albany in tow toward Point aux Barques.  As Albany began to sink, her crew took to her yawl and came aboard Philadelphia, which also sank before reaching shore.  Enrollment surrendered Dec 31, 1893.











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