Samoa (Propeller), U145229, 1889
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Steam screw SAMOA.* U.S. No. 145229. Of 1,096.00 tons gross; 836.56 tons net. Built 1880 at Detroit, Mich. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7 of 900 horse power [nominal].
* formerly steam screw THOMAS W. PALMER.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889
A BIG BOAT OF HER DAY.
The steamer SAMOA, which has been sold by the United States Marshal at Detroit, was well known in Buffalo. The vessel was launched by the Detroit Drydock Company for William Livingstone, being known as the T. W. PALMER. She was regarded as one of the largest vessels on the lakes and on her first trip to Buffalo brought 50,000 bushels of wheat. When the second steamer PALMER was built the old PALMER was purchased by Buffalo parties with the stipulation that the name be changed.
Buffalo Evening News
Saturday, April 18, 1908
THOMAS W. PALMER* Built Aug. 8, 1880 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 145229 1096 gt - 886 nt 205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7
* Renamed, (b) SAMOA - US - 1889
Burned at Torch Lake, Michigan, Lake Michigan, September 20, 1909.
Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List
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