Eastland (Propeller), U200031, 6 May 1903
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EASTLAND is the name decided on by the Michigan Steam Ship Co. for the new passenger boat now building at the Jenks Ship Building yard. After the Dunkley-Williams Line had succeeded in securing the name of the CITY OF SOUTH HAVEN for the steamer that was launched at Toledo on Monday, the Michigam company advertised widely for names that would be suitable for its new steamer. The choice was believed to have settled on the name of a famous Indian Chief. At the last meeting of the directors at South Haven some objection was raised to this name and EASTLAND was adopted. The date of the launching has not yet been set.
Port Huron Daily Times
Wednesday, March 25, 1903
The steel passenger steamer EASTLAND, built at Port Huron for the Michigan Steamship Company, was launched yesterday and the wife of her captain, Mrs. J. C. Perue broke a bottle of wine over her bow by way of christening her. The new boat will ply between Chicago and South Haven.
Buffalo Evening News
Thursday, May 7, 1903
Steam screw EASTLAND. U. S. No. 200031. Of 1961 gross tons;1218 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1903. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 265.0 x 38.2 x 19.5 Passenger service. Crew of 74. Of 3,000 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessels List, U. S., 1906
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- launch, Port Huron
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes