The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tourist (Propeller), U206052, 12 Jul 1910

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      Steamer TOURIST Goes On Regular Run Between Island Park and Ferry Street.
      The steamer TOURIST, one of the prettiest medium-sized passenger vessels on the lakes, came down from Put-In-Bay yesterday, and today was put on the run between the foot of Ferry Street and the Island Hotel and Park. She has been chartered for the season by the management of that resort and will make six or more round trips daily from now on. The TOURIST is a staunch, speedy little lake steamer, and has a carrying capacity of 250 persons. She is one of the most reliable as well as one of the prettiest shaped boats of her class on the lakes. Yesterday she demonstrated her ability to give quick service by making the down trip from the foot of Ferry Street to the Island Park dock in 30 minutes, and the up trip in 45 minutes.
      Since the Island Hotel and Park has been opened as a public summer resort, it has steadily grown in popularity, being one of the prettiest spots upon Grand Island. The ride is along the most beautiful section of Niagara River, and now that a boat has been secured that will give a regular, and 30 minute service to the park, its success is assured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 13, 1910
Steam screw TOURIST. U. S. No. 206052. Of 64 tons gross; 43 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1909. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 76.0 x 18.0 x 8.00 Passenger service. Crew of 3. Of 120 indicated horsepower. Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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Tourist (Propeller), U206052, 12 Jul 1910