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Escanaba (Propeller), U135487, 11 Mar 1881


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SHIPBUILDING AT GIBRALTER.
Messrs. Linn & Craig have on the stocks, and well advanced, in their yard at Gibralter, Mich., a new steam-barge for the Escanaba & Lake Michigan Transportation Company, of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 200 feet; over all, 215 feet; beam, 35 feet, depth, 22 feet. The lower hold will be twelve feet deep, and the height between decks eight feet. The craft is iron strapped inside and out, and has an iron chord running fore and aft, entirely around her, under the main deck. The engine and boiler are being built at Detroit. Cost of the craft complete, $85,000.
      Immediately after the launch of the above steam-barge, Messrs. Linn & Craig will proceed to build another, over the same molds, but ten feet longer, for Messrs. Adams, Farwell & Co., of Detroit, which is contracted to be ready for the early fall trade.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, March 11, 1881

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The new steambarge on the stocks at Gibralter, Mich., for the Escanaba and Lake Michigan Transportation Company will be named ESCANABA. The name selected for the new steambarge being built at Gibralter for J. H. Farwell & Co., of Detroit, is JESSIE H. FARWELL. The latter will tow the barge J. H. RUTTER.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, April 8, 1881

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Detroit Free Press: The new steamship ESCANABA, which was launched on Wednesday at Gibraltar, arrived here Thursday evening in tow of the steamship INTER OCEAN. This steamer, which was built at the yard of Linn & Craig, under the supervision of Captain Ira Owen, is 200 feet between perpendiculars, and 212 feet over all, 35 feet beam and 22 feet molded deck. The frames are molded out of six-inch fitch and placed twenty-one inches from center to center. They are sixteen inches deep at the breach, fourteen at the bilge and six and a half top bight. The main keelson is 15 x 15 and assistant keelson 12 x 15. The riders are 12 x 12. The floor keelsons, which run the entire length of the ship are 6 x 12 and 10 x 12. The bilge keelson, six in number, are inside and outside, six inches thick. The steamer is floored athwartships. There is a new feature introduced in the construction of this ship, viz.: She is iron strapped on both sides of the frame, which is expected to give her much additional strength. The ESCANABA is a two decker and is provided with hanging knees under both frames. She will have two masts and one hoisting spar, and her cabin will be furnished similar to those of the steamship HIAWATHA, built at the same yard last season. She will be provided with a compound engine which is being built for her at Cowie's Engine Works in this city.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, April 11, 1881

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The new steamship ESCANABA has arrived at Detroit. One of the papers says of her:-- "This steamer, which was built at the yard of Lynn & Craig, under the supervision of Captain Ira Owen, is 200 feet between perpendiculars, and 212 feet molded deck. The frames are molded out of six inch flitch, and placed 21 inches from center to center. hey are 16 inched deep at the breach, 14 at the bilge, and 6-1/2 top bight. The main keelson is 15 x 15, and assistant keelsons 12 x 15. The riders are 12 x 12. The floor keelsons, which run the entire length of the ship, are 6 x 12 and 10 x 12. The bilge keelsons, 6 in number, are inside and outside, 6 inches thick. The steamer is floored athwartships. There is a new feature introduced in the construction of this ship, viz: She is iron-strapped on both sides of the frame, which is expected to give her much additional strength. The ESCANABA is a two-decker, and is provided with hanging knees under both frames. She will have two masts and one hoisting spar, and her cabins will be furnished similar to those of the steamship HIAWATHA, built at the same yard last season. She will be provided with a compund engine, which is being built for her at Cowles's Engine Works in this city.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, April/July, 1881
     
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      Propeller ESCANABA, 1160 tons, built Gibraltar 1881 by Linn & Craig. Owned by Escanaba, L. M. T. Co. Home port, Marine City. Value $78,000. Class A 1* Remarks -- Iron strapped and banded.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification, 1882
     
     
     
Steam screw BALTIMORE.* U. S. No. 135487. Of 1160 tons gross; 917 tons net. Built Gibralter, Mich., 1881. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 201.0 x 35.6 x 20.1
      * Formerly steam screw ESCANABA.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900


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building, Gibraltar
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1881
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McN.E.8904
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William R. McNeil
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Escanaba (Propeller), U135487, 11 Mar 1881