The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saginaw Valley (Propeller), U115769, 24 Mar 1892

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Capt. Eber Ward of Detroit, is organizing a Lake Superior line for the ensuing season. He already has secured the steamers J.C. FORD, TOLEDO, and NORTHERNER, and expects to close for the SAGINAW VALLEY. At Buffalo his through freight will be turned over to the Erie road. Capt. Syd. Scott of Detroit, who sold out his interest in the steamer NORWALK, is managing owner of the FORD, and will sail her. She is being fitted with steel arches and two gangways on each side.
      The Marine Review
      March 24, 1892

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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Saginaw Valley (Propeller), U115769, 24 Mar 1892