The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mark Hopkins (Propeller), U91993 ?, 1 Mar 1887

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Marine City.---The new steamship building by the well known ship-carpenter, Mr. Simon Langell, at St. Clair, eight miles above this place, is a great credit to our marine corps. Her dimensions, as nearly as can be ascertained are 288 feet over all, 40 foot beam, 11 feet 9 inches lower hold and 8 feet between decks. Her frames are 17 inches at the bottom, 16 and a half at the bilge, and 8 inches at the top, all of 6 inch flitch. She has 16 fore and aft keelsons, eight on each side, with 12 X 18 inch double frames on her bottom, and a peculiar double bottom, the top one the same crown as her deck, with two top keelsons, 12 x 12 leaving space of about 5 feet. Her deck stanchions are 8 x 10, and she is planked with 6 inch up to loaded line and 5 inche above. Her flooring is 4 inch flitch, ceiling 5 inch to main deck. She will have two steel arches on each side, 8 inches wide by 1 inch thick, the lower arch running below and the top arch above her shaft. She is diagonially strapped, both ways, down to garboard strake. Her engines were built by Samuel F.Hodge, of Detroit, are fore and aft compound, 30 x 50 x 42 inch; will have two Scotch boilers, about 10 x 12 feet, and will be allowed 120 pounds of steam. She will have four spars. The above described steamer is said to be the staunchest boat ever built on fresh water, and we guess she will be named the MARK HOPKINS, in honor of the St. Clair millionaire.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. March 10, 1887 p.5

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      S. Langell of St. Clair is building for Mark Hopkins, a steamer that Captain George McLeod, of the International Lloyd's pronounces the equal of any wooden vessel on the lakes. She will cost $130,000 and carry 2,400 tons on a draft of 15 and a half feet. She is 270 foot keel, 40 foot beam and 25 foot molded depth, 11 an a half feet in the main hold and 8 feet between decks. She will carry four derrick spars without canvass. She has a fore and aft compound engine with cylinders of 31 and 54 inches by 45 inch stroke. She has two Scotch boilers, each 12 feet in diameter and 12 feet long. Her wheel is 12 feet in diameter.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wed. March 30, 1887

Steam screw MARK HOPKINS. U. S. No. 91993. Of 732.00 tons gross;493.70 tons net. Built 1888 at Grand Haven, Mich. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 186.0 x 32.6 x 14.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

Steam screw KALIYUGA. U. S. No. 14458. Of 1941.70 tons gross; 1581.00 tons net. Built St. Clair, Mich., 1887. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 269.6 x 40.2 x 20.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

NOTE:--most likely the KALIYUGA and not the MARK HOPKINS

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Mark Hopkins (Propeller), U91993 ?, 1 Mar 1887