The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Pridgeon Jr. (Propeller), U75756, 18 May 1875

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The new prop. JOHN PRIDGEON JR., of the Chicago & Sarnia line, is said to be a strong and staunch craft, and possesses an excellent model. Her dimensions are: Keel, 220 ft.; over all 238 ft.; beam 36 ft. 3 inches; depth of hold, 15 ft. in the shoalest place; carrying capacity, 1,500 tons; Custom House measurements, 1,211.88 tons. She has 3 water tight bulkheads. her engine is a low pressure 40 by 47, and she has an 11 ft. wheel, of the Philadelphia pattern. She has 24 state rooms and is handsomely furnished throughout. She is commanded by Capt. J.N. Lewis. The builder of the new craft was J.P. Clark, of Detroit, and her cost complete is stated to have been nearly $100,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 18, 1875 3-5

Steam screw JOHN PRIDGEON Jr. U. S. No. 75756. Of 1,211.88 tons gross; 1,037.11 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1875. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 221.5 x 36.3 x 14.0 Of 600 Nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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John Pridgeon Jr. (Propeller), U75756, 18 May 1875