The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Unique (Propeller), U25299, 13 Jul 1900

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Port Huron, Mich., June 12. -- The steamer UNIQUE, was towed from Port Huron to St. Clair this morning, and at auction sale was bought by W. J. Laidlow, of Ogdensburg, N. Y., for $20,000. The UNIQUE has had an eventful career. She was built by Crockett McElroy, Frank McElroy, David McElroy, Judge Moore and Captain John Robertson, at a cost of $45,000. Their purpose was to run the boat in opposition to the Star Line, but from the day of her first trip she has been unlucky, and a number of fatalities have resulted. Repairs of her machinery alone have cost $10,000. The boat will be taken to the St. Lawrence river to run between Ogdensburg and Kingston.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      June 13, 1900
Steam screw UNIQUE. U. S. No. 25299. Of 381 tons gross; 190 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1894. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 163.0 x 20.5 x 11.0 Of 1,400 estimated indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Unique (Propeller), U25299, 13 Jul 1900