The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pilgrim (Propeller), U150524, 10 Jun 1894

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The Sloan and Cowles Excursion Co. is doing much to improve the excursion boat accommodations at this port. As fast as public patronage has warranted it, new boats have been added to the fleet which plies to the various resorts on the river and lake. The PURITAN is the "flag ship" of the fleet. She has 3 decks for passengers, and is fitted with water tight compartments and twin screws, so that it is almost impossible for her to become disabled. Other propellers in this fleet at the VISION, ELDORADO and SLOAN; and there is also the sidewheelers SHREWSBURY and WILLIAM HARRISON. The PILGRIM is now in drydock, and when her repairs are completed she will be new from her main deck up. It is expected that she will begin regular runs to Woodlawn Beach. There is not a pleasure resort within easy reach of the city by water to which one of the Sloan & Cowles boats does not run. They may be chartered also for private parties and excursions.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 10, 1894 5-5

      Steam screw PILGRIM. U. S. No. 150524. Of 261.13 gross tons; 209.14 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1891. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 113.7 x 26.0 x 7.9 Of 200 nominal horsepower [estimated]
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892

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Pilgrim (Propeller), U150524, 10 Jun 1894