The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Conemaugh (Propeller), U206558, 1 May 1909

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      The new 5,000-ton steamer ordered by the Anchor Line will be named the CONEMAUGH and will be a sister ship of the WISSAHICKON. The CONEMAUGH will be equipped with the most improved machinery for handling package freight and, being able to load and unload quickly can make the maximum number of trips during a season. She will be 372 feet long with a hold 30 feet deep. When loaded she will travel at a rate of 13 miles an hour. When she goes into service in August the Anchor Line will have a fleet of 14 steel and iron vessels with an aggregate capacity of 46,765 tons.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, May 1, 1909
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      With Capt. Angus McKenzie on the bridge, the CONEMAUGH, the Anchor Line's new passenger and freight steamer, arrived yesterday on her maiden trip from Duluth, being accorded a hearty welcome in the way of a chorus of whistles from the other vessels in the harbor. The CONEMAUGH is the sister ship of the TIONESTA of the same line, and is one of the best equipped vessels on the lakes, carrying passengers and package freight. She was recently built at Detroit, and her machinery installed at Cleveland, from which port she sailed about two weeks ago on her inital trip up the lakes. Capt. Mckenzie, who commands the new ship, has been in the Anchor Line service for 25 years, and has been sailing on the MUNCLE.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 18, 1909

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Conemaugh (Propeller), U206558, 1 May 1909