The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saginaw Valley (Propeller), U115769, 2 Mar 1881


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At Captain Wheeler's ship yard, also on the West Side, a propeller of 180 feet keel is being built for Saginaw, Bay City and shore trade. It is to be named the SAGINAW VALLEY.
      Cleveland Herald
      March 2, 1881

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The new steamer SAGINAW VALLEY was successfully launched last Saturday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, April 12, 1881
     
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      The new propeller SAGINAW VALLEY, of the saginaw Transportation Company, was successfully launched at Bay City on Saturday afternoon. She is intended for the Cleveland and Saginaw route. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 159 feet; over all, 162 feet; beam, 30 feet; hold, 10 feet. Her carrying capacity is 1,002 tons.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, April 16, 1881

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SAGINAW VALLEY, propeller of 720 tons, built Bay City 1881 by F. C. Wheeler. Owned by the Saginaw Transit Co. Home port, Bay City. Value $60,000 Class A 1½. Remarks -- Old machinery.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification, 1882
     
     
SAGINAW VALLEY.* Built April 12, 1881 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 115769 620 gt -592 nt 161' x 31' x 10'
Lengthened 65' and rebuilt in 1897.
* Renamed (b) MERIDEN - US -1897
      (c) KONGO -US -1903
      (d) OVERLAND -Can -1917 ( C 134520)
Beached at Port Dalhousie, Ont., Lake Ontario, as breakwater for rifle range in 1926; later broken up.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

     


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building, West Bay City
Date of Original:
1881
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McN.E.8902
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Saginaw Valley (Propeller), U115769, 2 Mar 1881