1884                                             Albany                                     1893

Iron Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 69
Launched Aug 21, 1884

280’ LOA, 266’ LBP, 38’ beam, 26’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, fore and aft compound engine, 650 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Sept 19, 1884 (Temp #13)
267.0 x 38.5 x 15.8, 1917.79 GT, 1677.80 NT     US 106306     to:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo NY (a subsidiary of the New York Central Railway Co.) (home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1884

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY Sept 25, 1884 (#18)

Sunk Nov 7, 1893 in collision with steamer Philadelphia 12 miles off Point aux Barques MI, Lake Huron in dense fog.  8 lives lost from Albany and 16 from Philadelphia.  Philadelphia 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.



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