The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mariposa (Propeller), 15 Jun 1892

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Cleveland, June 16. - According to custon it was exactly 3 o'clock when Supt. John Smith of the Globe Iron Works Company gave the word and the ropes holding the monster steamer MARIPOSA were cut and she slid from the ways into the muddy Cuyahoga on an even keel. A large crowd witnessed the launch, among them being the officers of the Minnesota Steamship Company, owners of the boat, and a number of shipbuilders. The MARIPOSA is an exact duplicate of the steamer MARITANA, launched at the yard of the Chicago Shipbuilding Company last week. She is 350 feet over all, 330 feet keel, 45 feet beam and 24 feet 6 inches deep She has triple expansion engines 24, 39 and 63 inches, with 48 inch stroke. Steam will be furnished by three 12 x 12 steel boilers at 175 pounds working
The new boat will carry about 3,000 tons on the present stage of water and her speed will be about 14 miles an hour.
      Her general outfit will be the same as the other Minnesota steamers which are provided with all the latest machinery for handling freight. The MARIPOSA will be ready for business in about a month. She will run in the ore trade between Two Harbors and Lake Erie ports. She will be commanded by Capt. George Mallary, Commodore of the Minnesota Steamship Company's fleet.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, June 16, 1892

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Mariposa (Propeller), 15 Jun 1892