Chicago 1

1901                                  Chicago     1                                  1929

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., Hull 100
Launched Sept 28, 1901

345’ LOA, 325’ LBP, 44’ beam, 28’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1612 IHP

Enrolled at Buffalo NY Nov 1, 1901 (#31)
324.2 x 44.0 x 14.0, 3195 GT, 2546 NT     US 127590     to:
Western Transit Co., Buffalo NY, a subsidiary of the New York Central Railway(home port Buffalo NY)

Entered service 1901

Fleet sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY
The railroads were required under the provisions of the Panama Canal Act of 1912 to divest themselves of competing vessels.  Great Lakes Transit Corporation was organized to own and operate these vessels.

Stranded Oct 23, 1929 off Michipicoten Island, Lake Superior.  No lives lost.  Slid off into deep water Dec 19 and sank.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 80



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