The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Isaac Lincoln (Propeller), U100653, 10 Jan 1898

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Alex Anderson of Marine City has been awarded a contract to build a steamer for A.F. Price of Freemont, Ohio; Isaac Lincoln of Dakota, and Capt. Peter Ekhert of Port Huron. The length of the keel will be 130 feet; beam 30 feet and depth 9 feet. Lumber capacity, 400,000 feet and 600 tons. The boiler will be 8 feet 6 inches in diameter and 13 feet long. The engine will be a fore and aft compound 16 x 32 and 26 inch stroke. The steamer will have a steel arch 18 inches wide and 5/8 of an inch thick, besides a steam capstan, steering gear, windlass and deck hoist. Samuel F. Hodge of Detroit will build the boiler and engines. The contract price is $28,000. When completed, the boat will be named ISAAC LINCOLN.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, January 10, 1898

The steamer ISAAC LINCOLN was launched at Marine City on Tuesday from Anderson's yard. The LINCOLN is owned by A.F. Price, of Freemont, and Capt. Egbert of Port Huron. The dimensions are: 144 feet overall length, beam 30 feet, depth 9 feet 2 inches. The steamer is equipped with all the latest steam appliances and cost $40,000. She will engage in the lumber trade, being especially designed for river work in getting to Freemont.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, May 11, 1898

Steam screw ISAAC LINCOLN. U. S. No. 100653. Of 376 tons gross; 250 tons net. Built Marina City, Mich., 1898. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 134.0 x 30.0 x 9.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Isaac Lincoln (Propeller), U100653, 10 Jan 1898