1880                                         Lycoming                                    1910

Wooden Great Lakes package freighter

Built at West Bay City MI by F. W. Wheeler & Co., Hull 7
Launched July 31, 1880

259’ LOA, 251’ LBP, 36’ beam, 25’6” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boiler, steeple compound engine, 500 IHP

Enrolled at Port Huron MI Aug 9, 1880 (Temp #22)
251.0 x 36.0 x 15.3, 1259.33 tons (     US 140416     to:
Erie & Western Transportation Co., Erie PA (home port Erie PA)
Great Lakes fleet of Pennsylvania Railroad, also known as “Anchor Line”

Entered service Aug 1880

Permanent enrollment at Erie PA Aug 23, 1880 (#2)

Traded in 1905 to Great Lakes Engineering Works, Ecorse MI on new tonnage being built for the fleet

Sold 1906 to James O’Connor, Tonawanda NY

Rebuilt to bulk freighter at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co.
Remeasured to 1448 GT, 1119 NT

Burned Oct 22, 1910 at Rondeau ON, Lake Erie.  Upbound with cargo of coal towing schooner Emma A. Hutchinson.  Seeking shelter from storm, struck west side of pier and burned.  No lives lost.  Enrollment surrendered Oct 26, 1910.

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 233






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