The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Emily P. Weed (Propeller), U136129, 15 Jul 1890

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The EMILY P. WEED, now being built at Bay City, will have an electric search light attached to the pilot house, which will be the first of its kind on a lake boat. The Edison people claim that it will disclose a buoy fully a quarter of a mile off on the darkest night, and can be made to penetrate a dense fog to the distance of 1/2 a mile.
      Detroit News
      July 15, 1890
      EMILY P. WEED.* Built June 7, 1890 Bulk Propeller -Steel
U. S. No. 136129 2362 gt -1899 nt 300' x 41' X 21'
Lengthened 72' in winter, 1904-05.
* Renamed (b) SEVONA - US - 1905
Stranded on Sand Island Reef, Apostle Islands, Lake Superior, September 2,1905; 7 lives lost.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Emily P. Weed (Propeller), U136129, 15 Jul 1890