The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lansing (Propeller), 11 Dec 1886


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Detroit.---Captain Barney Wild's fine new steamship the LANSING, is being fitted out at this port. The LANSING was built last year by John Craig at Trenton, and launched on December 11th. She is valued at $140,000 and rates A 1*. Her length is 265 feet over all, 250 feet keel, and 41 feet beam. Her depth of hold is 21 feet 6 inches. Her lower hold is 11 feet, and between decks 9 feet 6 inches. The engine is a fore and aft compound with cylinders 27 and 46 inches in diameter and 40 inch stroke. The boiler is of three-quarter inch steel and is 10 feet 6 inches long. The boiler is enclosed in a three-eighth inch iron boiler house, in fact there is not a bit of wood in the boiler room. The coal bunkers range on either side of the boiler and are capable of holding 150 tons of coal. In the pilot house the steamer is provided with a steam steerer which works so easily that a child might operate it. She also has the regular steering apparatus to be used in case the steam gear breaks. The steamer has four spars. She is provided with seven hatchways and when heavily loaded will show eight feet of side above water.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. March 31, 1887 p.1


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launch
Date of Original:
1886
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McN.E.496
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Lansing (Propeller), 11 Dec 1886