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J. W. Parmelee (Steam yacht), U76413, 12 May 1883

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The new pleasure excursion stm. J.W. PARMELEE, built at Saugatuck by John Martel, for Capt. H. Dalke, is being fitted up and completed at Chicago and will commence to run on May 15. She is 72 ft. over all, 15 ft. 6 inches beam and 7 ft. depth of hold. Her engine, which is 16 x 16 was constructed by D. Bell of Buffalo; and her boiler, 5 x 10, was made by Miller Bros., of the Buckeye Boiler Works, Cleveland, Ohio. She is very strongly and well built and will make a good addition to the fleet of excursion steamers at Chicago. Capt. Louis Kuehle will command her and Wm. R. Kuehle will be her engineer.
      Marine Record
      May 12, 1883 2-3

Steam screw J.W. PARMELEE. U. S. No. 76413. Of 30.65 gross tons; 15.33 tons net. Built Saugatuck, Mich., 1883. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 60.6 x 16.9 x 7.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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William R. McNeil
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J. W. Parmelee (Steam yacht), U76413, 12 May 1883