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

Ship owner: Erie & Western Transportation Co.

Ship builder: F. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Michigan

Engine builder: H. G. Trout

Year ship built: 1880

Year engine built: 1880

Creator: Erie and Western Transportation Co. (Anchor Line - Pennsylvania Railroad)

Final disposition: Stranded at Pt. Pelee, Lake Erie on November 26, 1906.


"Conemaugh": River in Pennsylvania, 45 miles long, flowing west from Johnstown to Loyachanna River.  Anchor Line ships often named after Pennsylvania rivers.



1) Erie & Western Transportation Co. (Anchor Line-Pennsylvania

    Railroad) - only owners.

Registry number: US. 125858

Hull number: 8

Vessel type: Package freighter

Height: 15.3 ft.

Width: 36 ft.

Length: 251 ft.

Stroke length: 36 in.

Gross tonnage: 1609

Net tonnage: 1453

Materials: Wood

Engine type: Steeple compound

Piston 2: 26 in.

Piston 3: 50 in.

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