The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. S. Eastabrook (Propeller), 17 Aug 1867

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The propeller barge class of steamer, which, the present season, have become somewhat numerous, ply with the utmost regularity to and from the Saginaw Valley, and since their first introduction have been vastly improved upon. Not a few of them claim a superiority in speed over those of the other class. Of these brief mention might be made of the J.S. EASTABROOK, a steamer of superior construction and fine madel. She was built at Marine City, by D. Lester, and came out new the present season. Her dimensions are: length 144 ft.; beam, 26 ft. 2 inches; depth of hold, 11 ft. 3 inches, and burthen 281 tons, new style. Her carrying capacity is 265,000 ft. of lumber. She has a trunk cabin, neat and compact, which affords her ample storage room. She is provided with double engines, with cylinders each 10 by 20 inches. She classes A1. A race is at present in contemplation between the EASTABROOK and another said to be very fast. She is owned by D. Lester, C.W. Cotterell and others.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 17, 1867

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J. S. Eastabrook (Propeller), 17 Aug 1867