The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Enquirer (Steam yacht), 14 Jun 1896

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It is not often that a better "snap shot" is made than Bliss Brothers secured when they photographed Mr. W.J. Conner's yacht ENQUIRER at the very second when she slid into the water at the Union Drydock Co.'s slip, June 6th. She careened to starboard so that it looked as if she would capsize, struck the water a tremendous slap, sending a big smother of spray high as her smokestack, across the slip, then righted and sat the water like a duck.
      The ENQUIRER is 144 ft. on the water line, 17 1/2 ft. beam and 10 ft. hold. She is fitted with a triple expansion Hodge engine and Taylor water tube boiler, and the contract with the builders calls for a speed of 18 miles an hour. That she will considerably exceed that rate is confidently expected. The exposed woodwork of the boat is of solid mahogeny, and the interior is curly birch, with the exception of Mr. Conner's private stateroom, which is in birdseye maple. She will be ready for her first voyage in a few days, and will be commanded by Capt. Samuel Golden, who knows the lakes as he does hos own home, and will run the ENQUIRER to Chicago to carry her owner to the Democratic National Convention.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 14, 1896 8-1

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Enquirer (Steam yacht), 14 Jun 1896