The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 29 Mar, 1871


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THE UNION STEAMBOAT COMPANY. - This extensive organization will run during the season of 1871, twenty-six steamers, in the several lines designated below:

BUFFALO AND LAKE SUPERIOR LINE
Name of vesselNo. tonsCaptain
Arctic787J.E. Turner
Pacific766Ed. Kelly
Atlantic656P.S. Miller
BUFFALO, MILWAUKEE AND CHICAGO LINE
Jay Gould996W.H. Smith
James Fisk, Jr1,095J. W. Moore
Wm. M. Tweed1,200John Kirby
B. W. Blanchard1,143F. H. Brown
Dean Richmond1,416James Pratt
Colorado1,470J. W. Brett
St. Louis985H. A. Sisson
Passaic.844F. L. Pope
Nebraska1,483 N. Gebhard
Canisteo856J. P. Evers
Roanoke1,069N. Woodworth
Toledo792Sam. Shannon
Total, 12 vessels13,349
BUFFALO, CLEVELAND AND TOLEDO LINE
New York833Wm. Cummings
Eclipse887S. Townsend
Equinox.870Geo. Bowle
Araxes715John Egeler
Orontes711J. G. Hinde
Evergreen City797O. F. Dicker
Total, 6 vessels4,813
BUFFALO AND DETROIT LINE
Tioga695Wm. Thorne
Elmira781W. D. Douglas
Wenona841 O. B. Joiner
Olean706W. Robinson
Missouri664L. Stillwell
Total, 5 vessels3,687

The Wm. M. Tweed is the new steamer now in the process of construction at the yards of the Union Dry Dock Company. All the boats of the company will be in the best possible condition on opening of navigation, and a prosperous season is looked for.

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WESTERN TRANSPORTATION COMPANY - The following boats will compose the line of the Western Transportation Company between Buffalo and Chicago during the season of 1871:

Name of vesselNo. tonsCaptain
Idaho1,111B. Penny
Fountain City969J. Gibson
Empire State1,117J. Carlisle
Badger State1,116Wm. Dickson
Oneida.1,060J. Drake
Mohawk1,014E. Condon
Potomac 1,108R. Webster
Chicago 936J. Dissett
Plymouth1,029F. Williams
Free State949J. Criqui
Total, 10 vessels10,419

A new steamer, which is now being built at Port Huron, will be added to the line about the 1st of August next. Her dimensions are, length of keel, 220 feet; breadth of beam, 34 feet; depth of hold, 14½ feet. She will be supplied with two compound engines on one shaft. The boiler will be steel throughout.

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EVANS' BUFFALO & LAKE MICHIGAN LINE. - The following are the boats and tonnage of the Evans Line, between Buffalo and Chicago, and the appointments of commanders:

Name of vesselNo. tonsCaptain
Alaska1,300D. Coughlin
Philadelphia1,480L. Hunt
Merchant861A. Briggs
Winslow1,157 ---- McCray
Annie Young1,006C. M. Fellows
Thomas A. Scott1,100----- Dickson
Bradbury678V. Jones
Sun707J. N. Murray.
Total, 8 vessels8,289


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Date of Original:
29 Mar, 1871
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GLN.3389
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 29 Mar, 1871