The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James Pickands (Propeller), 24 May 1886

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The new prop. JAMES PICKANDS, launched at Quayle's shipyard, Cleveland, on Saturday (5/22), will cost $110,000. Her length ove all is 250 ft.; length of keel 235 ft.; depth of hold, 20 ft.; beam, 30 ft.; keel 10 x 14 inches; main keelson, 16 x 16 inches; assistant keelson, 14 x 16; floor keelsons, 10 x 13 inches; frames 16 inches at center, at bilge 15 inches, at top 8 inches. She has double thickness 6 inch flitch, with extra floors running from the bilge to bilge. Her motive power is a steel boiler ?? ft. in length, 6 1/2 ft. shell, and a compound engine, cylinders 27 inches and 52 inches with 42 inch stroke; wheel 11 ft. in diameter, 14 ft. lead; shaft 10 1/2 inches. She carries 3 masts, fore and main masts 95 ft., mizzenmast 85, topmasts all 50 ft.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 24, 1886 3-4

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James Pickands (Propeller), 24 May 1886