The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harlem (Propeller), U95972, 4 Jan 1888

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Yesterday afternoon the docks and river front at Wyandotte were thronged by people who had assembled to see the launch of the new steel stm. HARLEM, built by Detroit Drydock Co. for the Western Transportation Co., of Buffalo. The men commenced "wedging up" about 4:00, and the last blow was struck at 4:30 the huge mass of steel gracefully slipped into the water, which she rode with the ease characteristic of the boats built by Detroit firms.
      The HARLEM is an elegant addition to the lake fleets, being provided with all the modern improvements. She is 285 ft. keel, 304 ft. overall, 38 ft. 6 inches beam, 26 ft. hold, and 8 ft. between decks, with 6 water tight bulkheads and triple expansion engine with 23, 36, 62 inch cylinders and 48 inch stroke. She has 2 scotch boilers 18 ft. by 11 ft. 6 inches.
      Detroit Tribune
      January 4, 1888

Steam screw HARLEM. U. S. No. 95972. Of 2299.19 tons gross; 1858.17 tons net. Built Wyandotte, Mich., 1888. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 288.0 x 41.0 x 22.7 Steel built
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1896

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Harlem (Propeller), U95972, 4 Jan 1888