St.Clair.---Simon Langell, shipbuilder, is building a splendid steamship for the St. Clair Steamship Company; length over all 288 feet, breadth of beam 40 feet, molded depth 25 feet. Her engine, a compound fore and aft, is 31 and 54 x 45, with two scotch type boilers of steel, 12 x 12 feet each and a wheel 12 feet 4 inches diameter are be S.F.Hodge & Co.,Detroit. The engine and boilers are on board and are being fitted up. She will have an American Ship Windlass Co's steam windlass and capstan. This very fine steamship ia an excellent model. Her bow is not so bluff as many others now building, and she has a fine run aft. She may not be as large a carrier as some, but it is intended for her to make more speed, therby making up for the difference in her carrying capacity. She is very strongly constructed of timber of more than usual thickness and is thoroughly edge-bolted, diagonally iron strapped, and also has double arches of steel one inch thick, combined with 24 inches; she will have two smoke stacks and will carry four masts. She will be commanded by Captain John Lowe, formerly of the steamship SPOKANE, who has an interest in her. She has been named the KALIYUGA.
The Marine Record
Thurs. April 7, 1887 p.5
The new steamer KALIYUGA was launched at St. Clair Saturday. The steamer F.L. VANCE was launched at Cleveland Saturday.
Port Huron daily Times
Wednesday, September 28, 1887
Propeller KALIYUGA, U.S. No. 14458, of 1,941 gross tons. Built 1887, with a crew of 17 persons foundered October 19, 1905 on Lake Huron, with the loss of all 17 persons. Vessel a total loss.
Loss of American Vessels
1906, List of Merchant Vessels of U. S. A.
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