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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Delaware

Other name(s): Charles B. Hill

Ship owner: Erie & Western Transportation Co.; M.J. Galvin

Ship builder: Thomas Quayle and Son

Engine builder: Cuyahoga Iron Works

Year ship built: 1878

Year engine built: 1878

Final disposition: Stranded at Lake Erie on November 22, 1906 near Fairport, Ohio.


First enrollment issued at Erie, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1878.

Sprung a leak during a gale and beached at North Madison, Ohio, November 22, 1906; became a total loss.


b) Charles B. Hill (1905)


1) Erie & Western Trans. Co., Buffalo, New York

2) M.J. Galvin, Buffalo, New York (last owner)

Registry number: US. 6961

Hull number: None

Vessel type: Package freighter, propeller

Height: 16.3 ft.

Width: 36 ft.

Length: 252.1 ft.

Stroke length: 48 in.

Gross tonnage: 1731

Net tonnage: 1526

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 1: 24 in.

Piston 2: 48 in.

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