The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emily P. Weed (Propeller), U136129, 1 Oct 1891

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Mr. C.H. Woodruff, managing owner of the steamer EMILY P. WEED, writes from Duluth to Buffalo in regard to the dispatch sent from Sault Ste. Marie concerning the time made by the steamer between Buffalo and the Sault canal. Mr. Woodruff states that he was aboard the boat and that her time was better then was reported, she having made the run of 600 miles in 44 hours instead of 48 hours, as reported. The 997 miles between Buffalo and Duluth were covered in 72 hours. "This is a good run" says Mr. Woodruff "considering the checks we made at Bar point, Grosse point and St Clair canal, besides several times on Lake Huron and the Sault river. The time from Buffalo to Fort Gratoit light was 24 hours, and from Fort Gratroit light to Detour was 14 hours and 20 minutes, from Detour to the Sault canal locks 5 hours and 40 minutes. You can see we checked down considerably in the Sault as we have run that river in 4 hours and 45 minutes. The WEED is a much smarter boat then we supposed and I haven't a doubt that we can get 16 miles all hour out of her."
      The Marine Review
      October 1, 1891

EMILY P. WEED.* Built June 7, 1890 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 136129 2362 gt -1899 nt 300' x 41' X 21'
Lengthened 72' in winter, 1904-05.
* Renamed (b) SEVONA - US - 1905
Stranded on Sand Island Reef, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, September 2,1905; 7 lives lost.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Emily P. Weed (Propeller), U136129, 1 Oct 1891