The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Virginia (Propeller), U161654, 18 May 1899

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The schedule of Goodrich line steamers on Lake Michigan for the coming summer will be as follows:
The CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS will be on the day run between Chicago and Milwaukee, leaving Chicago every morning at 9:30 returning will leave Milwaukee 4:30 p. m., arriving in Chicago 9:30 p. m. The COLUMBUS has been thoroughly overhauled, having had eighteen parlor rooms built on hurricane deck forward, and an elegant dining-room in the forward cabin, with seating capacity of about one hundred.
The twin-screw steamer VIRGINIA will be on the night run between Chicago and Milwaukee, leaving Chicago every evening at 9 o'clock, returning will leave Milwaukee at 9 a. m. arriving in Chicago 2:45 p. m. An upper cabin has been added to the VIRGINIA, providing sleeping capacity for eighty-four more passengers than formerly.
The IOWA and INDIANA will run alternate days between Chicago, Grand Haven and Muskegon, leaving Chicago 7:45 p. m., Muskegon 6 p. m., and Grand Haven 9 p. m. The INDIANA has been thoroughly overhauled an upper cabin with accommodation for eighty people having been added during the past winter.
The GEORGIA will run between Chicago and Mackinac island. leaving Chicago at 8:30 p. in., Saturdays. making all points along the west shore of Lake Michigan and all principal Green bay ports, and arriving at Mackinac Tuesday at 10 p. m. The GEORGIA will leave Mackinac southbound Wednesday at 4 p. m. arriving in Chicago at 7 a. m. Saturday.
The ATLANTA, SHEBOYGAN and CHICAGO will run between Chicago and Green bay ports, stopping at all ports along the west shore of Lake Michigan. These steamers will leave Chicago as follows: Atlanta, Saturdays. 8 p. m., for Menominee; Sheboygan, Wednesdays, 8 p. m. for Green Bay: Chicago, Fridays, 8 p. m., for Escanaba.
      The Marine Review
      May 18, 1899

Vessels included in the fleet of the Goodrich Transportation Co. of Chicago this year will have a combined passenger capacity of 12,000 persons. The nine vessels will aggregate 10,000 tons burden. The limitation rule placed by the government on each of the steamers of the line is as follows: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, 4,000; VIRGINIA, 2,000; INDIANA, 1,000, RACINE, 1,000, GEORGIA, 1,000, CHICAGO, 500; SHEBOYGAN, 500; ATLANTA, 1,000 and IOWA, 1,000.
      The Marine Review
      June 1, 1899

Steam screw VIRGINIA. U. S. No. 161654. Of 1,606.66 tons gross; 979.68 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1891. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 269.2 x 38.3 x 12.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895

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Virginia (Propeller), U161654, 18 May 1899