The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat (Ogdensburg, NY), 22 Jun 1893

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The steamer, Empire State, of the Thousand Island Steamboat Co.'s fleet, arrived here Saturday evening and was inspected by hundreds of our people. She is a magnificent craft and lighted by 200 incandescent electric lights presented a handsome appearance. It has been rebuilt from the main deck up and nothing has been spared to combine staunchness with luxuriousness. The dining room is handsomely paneled with French plate glass mirrors and separated as it is from the companionway by elegant portieres of scroll work the room is cool and comfortable. The floor of the main deck is of inlaid oak throughout. Above is the main cabin richly carpeted with bright brussels and upholstered with plush. The interior is so arranged that the whole can be thrown into berths with curtains separating state rooms. The new search Iight is nearly double as powerful as that of the steamer St. Lawrence. A 50 horse power engine furnishes motive force for the search light of 40,000 candle power and the interior lighting. The boat will be commanded by Captain Andrew C. Miller and will make trips between Ogdensburg and Kingston. She will be reinspected this week and will undoubtedly be licensed to carry 1,000 people. Davis Sturgeon will be first officer, with James Gillie, engineer.

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22 Jun 1893
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.69423 Longitude: -75.48634
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Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat (Ogdensburg, NY), 22 Jun 1893