Chippewa (Steamboat), 28 May 1940
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A product of more active days of shipbuilding in Buffalo, the 56 year old sidewheel steamer CHIPPEWA has been sold by the Sandusky & Islands Steamship Company to a purchaser whose name was not made known. The old ship was put on the auction block a year ago but a top bid of $4,000 was rejected by her owners.
The boat christened the WILLIAM A. FESSENDON when she was first built here in 1884, first went into service as a revenue cutter. She was made into a passenger steamer in 1909. Sandusky has been her home port since 1923. She is believed to have been built in the old Union Drydock alongside the Blackwell Canal. A 17 mile-an-hour speed is claimed for the boat.
Buffalo Newspaper Scrapbook
May 28, 1940
NOTE:- Original proper name WILLIAM P. FESSENDEN
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes