The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
(Propeller), 1 Jun 1860

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ANOTHER STEAMER FOR LAKE SUPERIOR. - Capt. Ward is to build another propeller for the Lake Superior trade. The Detroit Advertiser says her dimensions will be, length of keel 225 feet, breadth of beam 31 feet, depth of hold 14 feet. She will have two low pressure engines, with cylinders 60 inches diameter by 40 inches stroke, with two Philadelphia wheels 9 1/2 feet in diameter, geared to make three revolutions to each revolution of the engine. The boiler will be made of No. 1 iron, with the late and valuable improvement for super-heating the steam, now in use so successfully by the British Admiralty, as well as by private citizens throughout the empire of Great Britain. This improvement it is claimed, will make her the most economical, as well as the fastest vessel on the North Western lakes. No expense will be spared to make her the most comfortable passenger steamer in the Lake Superior trade.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, June 14, 1860

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(Propeller), 1 Jun 1860