The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Maritana (Propeller), U92459, 8 Jun 1892

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Chicago, June 8. - The steel steamship MARITANA was launched here today. She is the largest craft on the lakes. The MARITANA is the property of the Minnesota Steamship Company and is very much like the MARINA, but much larger. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 330 feet; length over all 348 feet; breadth of beam, 45 feet; depth of hold, 24 feet 6 inches. She has triple expansion engines, 24, 39 and 63 inches, with 48 inch stroke, steam being furnished from three 12 x 12 steel boilers. She will bear 160 pounds of steam. With the present low stage of water, the new craft will carry about 3,000 tons, and her speed will be about 14 miles an hour. The MARITANA will be lighted throughout by electricity, and will cost complete $250,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, June 8, 1892

The MARITANA, largest steamer on the Great Lakes, was successfully launched at South Chicago on Thursday. She cost $250,000
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, June 10, 1892

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Chicago, Aug. 17. -- The new steamer MARITANA will be given a trial trip Thursday. A large number of invitations have been issued.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, August 17, 1892
Steam Screw MARITANA. U. S. No. 92459. Of 2,957 tons gross; 2,429 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1892. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 330.0 x 45.2 x 20.3 Passenger service. Crew of 21. Of 1,400 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

Steam screw MARITANA, scrapped at Hamilton, Ont., Feb. 1, 1946
      Herman Runge Notes

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Maritana (Propeller), U92459, 8 Jun 1892