The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Miami Beach (Propeller), C117175, 1933

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Propeller MIAMI BEACH.* Official Canadian Number 117175. Built at Detroit, Mich., in 1906. Of 27 gross tons; 18 tons reg. Home port, Ottawa, Ont. Owned by the North Bay Navigation Co., North Bay, Ont. 52.9 x 10.5 x 4.7 and of 10 horse power.
      * Formerly LOTUS.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1933

Steam screw LOTUS of 26 gross tons. Built Detroit Mich., 1906. Official Canada No. C 117175 Reportedly sold to U. S. A. June 5, 1913. [no U. S. Records found] renamed as Canadian MIAMI BEACH in April of 1927. [also listed as 27 tons gross 52.9 x 10.5 x 4.7]
      Herman Runge Notes

LOTUS. Stm. 26 tons gross.. 44 feet length. Built 1906. Owned by J.H. Wilmott, Beaumaris, Ont
      Shipmasters' Association Directory
      Canadian Vessels of the Great Lakes, 1914

NOTE:-- The LOCUST is not listed in the Canadian List for 1920 nor in the Steamboat Inspection report for 1921/1922. Runge's suggestion that she had been sold to the U. S. for a while may be correct ??

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Miami Beach (Propeller), C117175, 1933