Wissahickon (wooden)

1876                                        Wissahickon                      1910

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Union Dry Dock Co., Hull 8
Launched July 1, 1876

244’ LOA, 238’ LBP, 36’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 501 IHP

Enrolled at Erie PA Sept 1, 1876 (#3)
38.2 x 35.6 x 14.8, 1619.53 tons (1423.37 NT 1882)     US 80598     to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA) Great Lakes fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as “Anchor Line”

Sold 1906 to Collingwood Shipping Co., Collingwood ON  (home port Collingwood ON) and renamed Wasaga.  U.S. enrollment surrendered Dec 29, 1906

Enrolled Canadian at 244.4 x 35.6 x 14.8, 1745 GT, 1108 NT     Can 117084 

Sold 1910 to Miss Marion S. Hogg, Collingwood ON

Burned Nov 6, 1910 at Copper Harbor MI, Lake Superior.  Had put into harbor to shelter from a heavy storm.  Fire broke out as she lay at anchor.  Crew rescued by str. Westmount (which was also in shelter).








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