Delaware 1

1905                                  Delaware     1                                  1945 (1961)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Ecorse MI by Great Lakes Engineering Works, Hull 10
Launched Oct 7, 1905

371’9” LOA, 350’ LBP, 46’ beam, 30’ depth
2 decks, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, quadruple expansion engine, 1700 IHP

Enrolled at Detroit MI Nov 14, 1905 (#26)
350.0 x 46.2 x 30.2, 3901 GT, 3250 NT     US 202625     to:
Great Lakes Engineering Works

Reenrolled at Erie PA Nov 17, 1905 (#22) to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port to Erie PA)
Great Lakes fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as “Anchor Line”

Entered service Nov 18, 1905 (made one trip in 1905 carrying cargo from Cleveland OH to Duluth MN)

Fleet sold Feb 22, 1916 to Great Lakes Transit Corporation, Buffalo NY (home port to 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.

Renamed Fred W. Sargent 1927

Sold 1945 for off-Lakes service and left the Great Lakes.  Towed down Illinois and Mississippi  Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.

Renamed Papudo (Chile) 1945 and Rauli 1954.

Scrapped 1961 in Spain.



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