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

Ship owner: Bessie A. Somerville; Boland & Cornelius; Buffalo Transit Company; Coastwise Steamship Co.; Lackawanna Steamship Co.; Lackawanna Transportation Co.; Lake Transit Co.; William Cornfoot

Ship builder: Cleveland Ship Building Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Engine builder: Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, Ohio

Year ship built: 1888

Year engine built: 1888

Final disposition: Vessel removed from documentation in 1929 as abandoned.



1) 1916 (1988 gross tons and 1189 net tons)

2) 1920 (1973 gross tons and 1179 net tons)

First enrollment issued at Buffalo on May 22, 1888.  To Pacific coast in 1916.  Signal letters: K. J. F. D.



1) Lackawanna Transportation Co., Buffalo, NY; 2) Lake Transit Co, Buffalo, NY (1900); 3) Buffalo Transit Co., Buffalo, NY (1906); 4) Boland & Cornelius Steamship Co., Buffalo, NY (1913); 5) Coastwise Steamship Co, Boston, MA (1916); 6) Bessie A. Somerville, Pensacola, FL (1922); 7) William Cornfoot, Portland, OR (1926); 8) Lackawanna Steamship Co., Boston MA (1927)

Registry number: US. 140930

Hull number: 1

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 21.6

Width: 39.2

Length: 260

Stroke length: 42

Gross tonnage: 2015.71

Net tonnage: 1595.07

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 19

Piston 2: 30

Piston 3: 52

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