The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Periwinkle (Propeller), U150329, 12 Mar 1885

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Buffalo - The Buffalo and Lake Erie Excursion Co.'s pleasure stm. PERIWINKLE, which came out last season, is at the Union Drydock Co.'s yard, where she is to receive a new upper deck and other improvements that will tend to make her a first class pleasure boat in every respect. Her engines are to be altered to low pressure, and it is safe to say she will run at least 15 miles an hour when this change is made. It is intended to place her on the Niagara River route, same as last season, running to all pleasure resorts and to near-by ports at the lower end of the lake, as occasion requires. By adding a new upper deck her small boats, rafts and other life saving apparatus will be removed from the promenade deck, giving more room for passengers. She was permitted to carry 725 passengers last year, and as it has been demonstrated that she is entirely seaworthy and thoroughly equipped in every respect, no doubt she will be licensed to carry 1,000 persons. Her officers have not yet been appointed, but they will be in a few days. Last year she carried many thousand passengers without an accident of any kind.
      Marine Record
      March 12, 1885 1-3

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adding another deck
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William R. McNeil
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Periwinkle (Propeller), U150329, 12 Mar 1885