Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sun., Oct. 27, 1878
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THE CITY OF DETROIT WHEN DECK-LOADED ONLY
Saturday morning the steamer City of Detroit arrived on time from Cleveland with 276 tons of freight, mostly iron, on deck, and not a pound of anything in her hold. The experiment was purposly tried to see if the steamer would show any signs of crankiness, even under a load so placed. The result was most satisfactory. She stood as "stiff" as though her hold was full of freight, and in this test, as in others to which she has been subjected, she was quite up to all that was expected of her.
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- This deck cargo was fairly small in proportion to her tonnage (1,094), and as a low, two-deck sidewheeler, she was not likely to capsize in any event. She was US#125662, built at Campbell & Owen (later Detroit Dry Dock) in 1878. She was renamed CITY OF THE STRAITS in 1893, then converted to a barge in about 1916 and to the schooner LIBERTY in 1919. Her career was largely uneventful. A good photo of her appears on Historical Collections of the Great Lakes' website:
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- Sun., Oct. 27, 1878
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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.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes