The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wilmette (Propeller), U200031, 1928

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Steam screw WILMETTE.* Of 2,600 tons displacement. Built at Port Huron, Mich., in 1903 by Jenks Steam Boat Co. 265.0 x 38.2 x 15.6 Two screw.
* formerly Steam screw EASTLAND [No. 2OOO31]
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1928
      U. S. Navy Vessels [auxiliaries]
      Steam screw EASTLAND. U. S. No. 200031. Of 1,961 tons gross; 1,218 tons net. Built at Port Huron, Mich., in 1903. Home port, Grand haven, Mich. 265.0 x 38.2 x 19.5 Passenger service. Of 3,000 indicated horse power. Crew of 75.
      Merchant Vesssel List, U. S., 1915 [steam vessels]

      The steel passenger steamer EASTLAND, built at Port Huron for the Michigan Steamship Company, was launched yesterday and the wife of her captain, Mrs. J. C. Perue broke a bottle of wine over her bow by way of christening her. The new boat will ply between Chicago and South Haven.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, May 7, 1903

EASTLAND Steamer, Capsized in the Chicago River, July 24, 1915 and approximately 800 persons being drowned. Vessel righted by the Great Lakes Towing Co. August 13th. at a cost of $34,500; sold at Public Auction at Chicago to Illinois Naval Reserve, to be remodeled.
      The Marine Review, February 1916

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Wilmette (Propeller), U200031, 1928