Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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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Item Type
Clippings
Notes
vessel sale
Date of Original
1940
Subject(s)
Local identifier
McN.E.1264
Language of Item
English
Donor
William R. McNeil
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Chippewa (Steamboat), 28 May 1940