Wilbur, E.P.

1888                                  E. P. Wilbur                                  1917 (c. 1924)

Steel Great Lakes package freighter

Built at Cleveland OH by Globe Iron Works, Hull 16
Launched Feb 29, 1888

306’8” LOA, 298’ LBP, 40’ beam, 25’6” depth
2 decks, hold beams, hatches @ 24’, coal-fired boilers, triple expansion engine, 1500 IHP

Enrolled at Cleveland OH May 19, 1888 (Temp #116)
290.0 x 40.8 x 13.6, 2633.44 GT, 1902.76 NT     US 135984     to:
Lehigh Valley Transportation Co., Buffalo NY (home port Buffalo NY)
(One of five near sisters usually operated on the Buffalo NY – Chicago IL route)

Entered service 1888

Permanent enrollment at Buffalo NY May 21, 1888 (#60)

Renamed Bethlehem  (1) 1904

Sold 1917 to U. S. Shipping Board, Washington DC for off-Lakes service during World War I.  Cut in two at Buffalo NY by Buffalo Dry Dock Co., towed to Montreal QC and rejoined.

Renamed Barbara (Br 151279) 1921

Scrapped about 1924

See history in Great Lakes Ships We Remember III p. 31



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