Chippewa 206249

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Title: Chippewa 206249
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Description: Originally built of wood at Cleveland in 1866, the USS "William P. Fessenden" was used by the United States Treasury Department as a revenue cutter from 1884 to1909. She was sold to George Craig of Toledo, Ohio in 1909. The "Fessenden" was rebuilt as a passenger steamer and renamed the "Chippewa." Owned by the Arnold Transit Company of Mackinac Island, she ran from Mackinac Island to the Soo until 1923. She was then sold to the Sandusky and the Island Steamboat Company, running from Sandusky, Ohio to Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay. In 1940, the "Chippewa" was dismantled. Her hull was converted and served as an oil barge on the coast.
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