The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Racine (Propeller), 3 Nov 1898

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      Chicago, Nov. 3.—The Goodrich Transportation Co. will make extensive alterations and improvements in several vessels of its fleet this fall and winter, and the work is about to be proceeded with in order to have them all out in good condition early next season.
      The steamer INDIANA will have her present main saloon skylight removed and replaced by one of greater length and less height. On this skylight there will be built thirty-four two berth staterooms, all securely bolted to main deck by 3/4 inch diameter tie rods. The pilot house, which is at present rather far forward, will be moved aft about 9 feet and the heavy spars will be unshipped to be thinned down and given more taper. The petty officers' quarters will be built on the cabin deck forward of the pantry, transferring them from the passenger promenade deck, according to the usual arrangement in vessels of this line of late. The INDIANA next season will probably be on the east shore - Chicago to Grand Haven and Muskegon, in conjunction with the IOWA. The CITY OF RACINE, which is practically a sister-ship to the INDIANA will have a similar overhaul and the same alterations and improvements made, but she will probably be kept on her present run as night boat from Milwaukee south, and from Chicago north every morning.
      The Marine Review
      November 3, 1898

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William R. McNeil
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City of Racine (Propeller), 3 Nov 1898