The Steamship Ticonderoga was built by the Shelburne Shipyard in 1906. She was commissioned by the Lake Champlain Transportation Company and spent her entire working life on Lake Champlain. By the early 1950s, the “Ti” nearly ended as scrap metal. She was purchased by Electra Webb and in the winter of 1955 moved overland to her current location at the Shelburne Museum.
The Ticonderoga is the last remaining walking beam side-paddle-wheel passenger steamer with a vertical beam engine. She is 220 feet in length and 59 feet in beam. Her steam engine was powered by two coal-fired boilers. She had a crew of 28 and could attain speeds of up to 17 miles per hour. As well as passengers she transported produce, livestock, and dry goods. In 1964 she was declared a National Historic Landmark.
This The Steamship Ticonderoga mug is part of our Vermont history mug series which includes many unique parts of Vermont’s fascinating history.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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