The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Milwaukee (Propeller), 19 Jul 1868

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The new prop. MILWAUKKEE, of the Northern Transportation Line, made her first appearance in the Detroit River Saturday morning. She is a beautiful craft, and the best of the line. Her dimensions are, length, 150 ft., breadth 26 ft., being of the greatest size possible to pass through the Welland Canal. She is about 420 tons measurement, and has a fine engine of about 300 horse power, with a 22 1/2 inch cylinder, and 40 inch stroke. She was built at the companies marine railway, at Ogdensburg, under the superintendence of Capt. A.C. Keating. Capt. S.B. Ripsom has command; the first mate is L.C. Cole; the second, Charles Flynn; first engineer, John Riggs, second, Samuel Thompson. This is her first trip, and she is aid to work very nicely. On her arrival at Chicago she will take her palce in the line, and make regular trips thereafter.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 19, 1868

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Milwaukee (Propeller), 19 Jul 1868