The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fountain City (Propeller), 19 Nov 1891


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The Milwaukee and Eastern Transit Company, which operates a line of boats between this port and St. Joseph, have purchased the old Western Transit Line steamer FOUNTAIN CITY to take the place of the small steamer CITY OF MARQUETTE on the route. Thus the line will hereafter be composed of the steamers CITY OF FREMONT and FOUNTAIN CITY. Good judges claim that while both steamers, though old, are no doubt in good condition, they are nevertheless in no way suited to the trade. They are too "long legged," that is, they draw too much water to reach St. Joseph in all sorts of weather. During the present fall a bar has formed across the entrance to St. Joseph harbor, and the water is now so shoal that exit or entrance is impossible except in absolutely calm weather. The present intention of the company managers is to run the steamers all winter, but a few weeks of adverse experience may compel all abandonment of the idea The CITY OF FREMONT has been laid up three weeks now, for repairs upon her boiler mainly.
      The Marine Review
      November 19, 1891


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Newspaper
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sale and route
Date of Original:
1891
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McN.E.276
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Fountain City (Propeller), 19 Nov 1891