The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 31 Oct, 1894

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A Wooden Boat to Be Built

The Detroit Dry Dock, Co. has contracted to build a wooden steamer for C. R. Jones & Co., of Cleveland, which will give winter employment to a considerable number of men. The new boat will be a wooden single deck steamer, keel 185 feet, beam 35 feet, depth of hold 15 feet. Her motive power will be a compound engine, cylinders 42 and 22 inches in diameter and 36 inches stroke. A Scotch boiler, 12.3 by 11 feet, will furnish the steam, the working pressure being 125 pounds. The Howden forced draft system will be used. The work will be done at one of the company's yards in the city.

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This is the steamer ARGO, DDD's hull number 120 and their last wooden vessel. She was renamed GLEN in 1930 and was stripped and abandoned in 1938.
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31 Oct, 1894
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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), 31 Oct, 1894