The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harry E. Packer (Propeller), U95711, 1 Aug 1882

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The new steamship HARRY E. PACKER, of the Lehigh Transportation Company, was launched on Friday at Cleveland. She is a three-masted schooner rigged and double-decked. The length of keel is 225 feet, overall 240 feet, beam 35 feet, and hold 18 feet. She is exceedingly pretty, and is expected to carry a good load and make better time than most others. She is fitted up in fine style, is diagonally strapped with a cord on the frames and bolted through and through. her machinery was built at the King iron Works, of Buffalo, and she has a compound engine with cylinders 26 and 48 inches in diameter placed fore-and-aft, and a 42 inch stroke. She is also provided with a Providence steam windlass. Her capacity is 1,600 or 1,700 tons, and her cost about $100,000.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, August, 1882

Steam screw HARRY E. PACKER. U. S. No. 95711. Of 1142.37 gross tons; 962.83 tons net. Built Clevelqnd, O., 1882. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 225.8 x 35.2 x 17.3.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Harry E. Packer (Propeller), U95711, 1 Aug 1882