The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John A. Dix (Steamboat), U75440, 17 Dec 1875

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The ex-revenue cutter JOHN A. DIX, which left Detroit last summer to engage in trade on Lake Michigan, is receiving a thorough rebuild at Milwaukee, under the supervision of Mr. Waterbury, master mechanic of the Northwestern Transportation Co. Sufficient of her outside planking has been removed to expose the frames, and such as are found decayed will be replaced. She is also to be given a guard similar to other sidewheel steamers, and with a handsome new cabin, will come out next season as strong as wood and iron can make her, and completely changed in appearance. Mr. Michael Englemann, who owns the DIX, says the steamer will hereafter ply out of Milwaukee, but upon what route he declines to say.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 17, 1875 3-6

Steam paddle JOHN A. DIX. U. S. No. 75440. Of 529.61 tons gross; 310.35 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y. 1865. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 172.8 x 27.6 x 10.9 Of 300 Nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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John A. Dix (Steamboat), U75440, 17 Dec 1875