City of Erie
1898(Hugh O'Connor -- Patriot Models)
- Type: Sidewheel Great Lakes Passenger Steamer
- Dimensions: 316 x 78 x 18 ft.
- Displacement: 2,498 GRT
- Machinery: Steam walking-beam engine 2200ihp, sidewheels
- Passengers: 450
- Designer: Frank E. Kirby
- Built: Detroit Dry Dock Co., Wyandotte, Michigan, 1898
- Notes: Built for the Cleveland Buffalo Transit Company (C&B Line). Steamed from Cleveland to Erie to Buffalo and back, she was nicknamed the "Honeymoon Special" for the number of newlyweds who travelled to Buffalo to see Niagara Falls. Starting in 1929, she operated between Cleveland and Port Stanley, Ontario. Reputed one of the fastest ships on the Great Lakes, she was a narrow winner of a famous race against the Tashmoo on 4 June 1901 between Cleveland and Erie. On 27 Sep 1909, she collided with and sank the schooner T. Vance Straubenstein. She was taken out of service in 1938 and scrapped in Cleveland in 1941.