The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. S. Curry (Propeller), U116558, 29 Apr 1893

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Bay City, April 29. -- The big steamer S. S. CURRY was launched at the Wheeler ship yard this afternoon. The new boat will be the largest afloat on the Great lakes. She marks the return to the early principals of marine architecture in that her boilers and machinery are placed amidships instead of far in the stern as has been the common practice on the lakes. The change is the direct result of the loss of the steamer W. H. GILCHER and WESTERN RESERVE last season.
      The dimensions of the CURRY are as follows: Length of keel, 360 feet; length overall 378 1/2 feet; molded depth 25 feet; beam 45 feet. The engines are built by Wheeler & Co., and are 43 x 3 and 63 x 41. Steam will be supplied by three boilers, each 12-1/2 feet in diameter, and 12 feet long, built by Wicks Bros., of Saginaw. The estimated carrying capacity of the vessel is 4,000 tons.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, April 29, 1893
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The MERIDA, a sister ship to the S.S. CURRY which was launched Saturday, will be launched at Bay City in about 10 days.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, May 2, 1893
Steam screw S.S. CURRY. U.S. No. 116558. Of 3,260.01 tons gross; 2,608.24 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., in 1893. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 360.0 x 45.0 x 20.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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S. S. Curry (Propeller), U116558, 29 Apr 1893