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Soo City (Propeller), U116217, 4 Apr 1888

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The following is a list of work being done at Wheeler's.
Steambarge for D. Whitney of Detroit $130,400 [MECOSTA]
Steambarge for Farwell & Adams of Detroit $1 32,00Q [TOM ADAMS]
Steambarge for Bay City and Saginaw parties $80,000 [GEORGE W. MORLEY]
Steambarge for Gratwick, Smith & Fryer $135,000 [ROBERT L.. FRYER]
Steambarge for Hawgood & Avery of Bay City $11 5,000 [SERVIA]
Steambarge for Ward's Detroit & Lake Superior Line $1 $100,000 [EBER WARD or JOHN V. MORAN]
Passenger propeller for Delta Transportation Co. $80,000 [SOO CITY]
Schooner for Bay City and Saginaw parties $65,000 [FRANK D. EWEN]
Tug for Avery & Eddy of Bay City $10,000 [LULU EDDY]
Passenger propeller for Capt. Armstrong of Bay City $10,000 [POST BOY]
Total Tonnage 17,300 Total cost $1,022,000
      Bay City Tribune
      April 14, 1888

A new steamer, the SOO CITY, arrived in Chicago Thursday and immediately took her place on the Northern Michigan Line, between Chicago, the Straits of Mackinac, and Grand Traverse Bay. She was built at West Bay City by Wheeler, rates A 1*, and is valued at $75,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 2, 1891

Steam screw SOO CITY. U. S. No. 116217. Of 670.79 tns gross; 438.56 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1888. Home port, Marquette, Mich. 171.1 x 33.5 x 12.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Soo City (Propeller), U116217, 4 Apr 1888