The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Crescent City (Propeller), U127176, 23 Nov 1896

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The large steel steamer CRESCENT CITY, now under way at the yard of the Chicago Shipbuilding Company, will be equipped with a quadruple expansion engine and Babcock & Wilcox boilers guarenteed 250 pounds steam pressure. The cylinders of the engine are to be 18, 28, 41 and 60 inches in diameter and the stroke 42 inches. The engine is to be built at the Shipbuilding Company's works and will be the first introduced on the lakes on a steamer of large class.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      November 23, 1896

Steam screw CRESCENT CITY.* U. S. No. 127176. Of 4,213 gross tons; 3,675 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1897. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 406.0 x 48.2 x 23.9 Crew of 24. Steel built. Of 1,600 indicated horsepower. Passenger service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Crescent City (Propeller), U127176, 23 Nov 1896