James M. Schoonmaker (Propeller), U209185, 1 Oct 1911
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STEAMER SCHOONMAKER SHATTERS ALL RECORDS.
An Ashtabula dispatch states that speed records for the run down the lakes were shattered by the new steamer COL. JAMES M. SCHOONMAKER, which arrived there on her maiden trip this week with a cargo of ore. The SCHOONMAKER made the run from Duluth to Ashtabula, including an hour to lock down and more delays in the St. Marys River, in 76 hours. This is an average slightly over 12 miles an hour for the entire distance, The big 60o foot steel trust steamer THOMAS F. COLE left the Soo 60 minutes ahead of the SCHOONMAKER, but arrived at Ashtabula four hours and 50 minutes behind her.
Buffalo Evening News
Friday, October 27, 1911
Steam screw COL. JAMES M. SCHOONMAKER. U. S. No. 209185. Of 8,603 tons gross; 6,650 tons net. Built Ecorse, Mich., 1911. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 590.0 x 64.2 x 34.2 Freight service. Crew of 24. Steel built. Of 2,500 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1913
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes