The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wolverine State (Propeller), U ?, 1894

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At Gibraltar, Mich., below Detroit, Tuesday, a single-decked steam barge was launched from the yard of R. W. Lynn. She is named WOLVERINE STATE and is owned by the Wolverine Barge Company of Detroit. The boat is designed to carry about 900,000 feet of lumber on a draft of 12 ½ or 13 feet. She is 190 feet keel, 204 feet over all and 12 feet hold, and will be fitted with a fore-and-aft compound engine, the cylinders being 20 and 40 inches diameter by 36 inches stroke. The boiler is of the fire-box type, 10 ½ by 15 feet. Both boiler and engine were supplied by S. F. Hodge & Co. of Detroit.
      The Marine Review
      May 31, 1894
NOTE:- No vessel called WOLVERINE STATE is listed in the 1894 - 1896 Merchant vessel Lists. Name changed before registered ?

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William R. McNeil
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Wolverine State (Propeller), U ?, 1894