The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit (Propeller), 1 Oct 1882

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The engine of the old propeller DETROIT, which has been lying in the yard of the Detroit Dry-dock Company for about eight years, has been purchased by Dry-Dock Engine Works, and will be broken up for old iron. This engine first did duty on the old propeller HUNTER, which was dismantled after being sunk by a collision. It was taken out of the HUNTER and placed in the DETROIT, which had previously been a sidewheeler, and after four years service as a propeller the DETROIT was lost, but the engine was recovered by the steambarge MONITOR, and was then brought to the dry-docks, where it has remained since. Although large and powerful, it is of very little use, because of the improvements recently made in propeller engines.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, October, 1882

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Detroit (Propeller), 1 Oct 1882