The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Brunswick (Propeller), U3148, 21 May 1881

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Detroit, May 21. -- The new steamship BRUNSWICK was successfully launched at Wyandotte this afternoon. She was built at the Detroit Drydock Company's iron shipbuilding yard at Wyandotte, under the superintendence of F. A. Kirby, and after plans drawn by Frank E. Kirby, Marine Architect for the Detroit Drydock Company. She is built of iron and intended for the general freighter. Her dimensions are: Length 235 feet; beam 33 feet 6 inches; hold 15 feet 6 inches. She is singly decked and provided with hold beams, and is finished off with a topgallant forecastle and quarterdeck. She has fine watertight bulkheads; dividing her into four cargo holds. Her cargo capacity is 1,500 net tons on a draft of 12 feet. She has four masts rigged fore and aft. Her engine, which was built at the Frontier Engine Works by Christie & De Graff, is a single combines one, the cylinder being 24 x 36 and 48 x 36. Her boiler is built of Gates steel and is 10 feet in diameter and 17 feet long. It was built by Desoteil & Hatton. The new steamer will be commanded by C. H. Chamberlain, and John Francombe will be engineer. She was built for Charles Bewick.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, May 23, 1881

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Brunswick (Propeller), U3148, 21 May 1881