The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tionesta (Propeller), U145958, 23 Jun 1904

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The steamer TIONESTA, which has been appropriately called the "Queen of the lakes," left here this morning, opening her season for the Anchor Line between Buffalo and Duluth. The boat came down light from Detroit on Tuesday, having wintered there. She is commanded by Captain Edward A. Martin, who has been with the Anchor Line many years and sailed the steamer LEHIGH on Lake Michigan before his appointment this spring to the TIONESTA. The other officers of the boat are James Donahue first mate; P. McCarthy, second mate; T. Thompson, steward; Eugene Hazard, purser; John Wise, chief engineer.
      This is the second season for the TIONESTA, having been launched only last spring. She is one of the most modern and handsomely equipped boats on the Great Lakes. She can carry 350 passengers and 3,500 tons of freight. One of the most delightful features of the boat is the dining hall. This, unlike other passenger boats, is built on the upper deck and is surrounded on both sides by large windows, through which passengers may observe the panorama and eat with natural light.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, June 23, 1904
Steam screw TIONESTA. U. S. No. 145958. Of 4329 gross tons; 2652 tons net. Built Wyondotte, Mich., 1903. Home port, Erie, Pa. 340.0 x 45.2 x 28.0 Crew of 83. Of 2,500 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Tionesta (Propeller), U145958, 23 Jun 1904