The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Milwaukee (Steamboat), U125906, 15 Feb 1881

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New Iron Steamer.
Detroit, Feb. 14. -- The CITY OF MILWAUKEE, a new iron steamer, was launched at Wyandotte, Saturday. She is a large handsome vessel designed for passenger and freight business between Grand Haven and Milwaukee. Her engine will be at once put in in this city. Her total cost will be over $75,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, February 15, 1881

The Goodrich Transit Co., is building at Wyandotte one sidewheeler to be christened CITY OF MILWAUKEE and two propellers
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      March 26, 1881
Steam paddle CITY OF MILWAUKEE. U. S. No. 125906. oF 1148.72 tons gross; 871.59 tons net. Built Wyamdotte, Mich., 1881. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 230.7 x 33.5 x 12.3 Nominal horse power, 2,166.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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City of Milwaukee (Steamboat), U125906, 15 Feb 1881