The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Erie (Steamboat), U127242, 22 Jun 1899

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Officials of the Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Co. are highly pleased with the recent fast run of their side-wheel steamer CITY OF ERIE, between Cleveland and Buffalo. It is said that the average speed for the entire distance was 21 1/4 miles an hour, and from Dunkirk to Buffalo, a distance of thirty-seven miles, the Erie is said to have made 22 9-10 miles an hour. On the entire trip she averaged 28 1/2 turns a minute, while on the run from Dunkirk to Buffalo she made 30 turns.
      The Marine Review
      June 22, 1899

Steam paddle wheel CITY OF ERIE. U. S. No. 127242. Of 2,498 tons gross; 1,280 tons net. Built Wyandotte, Mich., 1898. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 316.0 x 44.0 x 18.0 Passenger service. Crew of 93. Of 2,200 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S. 1906

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City of Erie (Steamboat), U127242, 22 Jun 1899