Ida M. Torrent (Propeller), U110469, 10 Mar 1892
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Toledo, O., March 10 - When Bills & Koch let the contract to the Craig Ship Building Company last fall, to build for them a new steel steamer for the lumber trade, they calculated to put the GERMANIA's machinery and boiler into the new hull and they contracted, accordingly, with Capt. Wm. J. Harlow of the steamer IDA M. TORRENT to tow their barges the H. C. SPRAGUE, WILLIAM CASE and WYANDOTTE. They have since concluded to put other machinery in the new boat, as it is understood that, Robert Hannon and Jeremiah Shampaign of Bay City, engineers of the GERMANIA have purchased her. The price is not made public. Capt. Chas. Peltier will sail the new boat and Mr. Hannon will be her chief engineer, engineer Shampaign taking the GERMANIA. Under the terms of Capt. Harlow's contract it is doubtful if the GERMANIA can secure her old tow again, within sixty days unless her owners buy the TORRENT off.
March 10, 1892
Steam screw IDA M. TORRENT.* U. S. No. 110469. Of 287.42 tons gross; 218.68 tons net. Built Mount Clemens, Mich., 1881. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 134.0 x 28.0 x 11.0 Of 125 nominal horse power.
* Formerly steam paddle R. McDONALD
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886
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