The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 10, 1890

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The big steamer now under construction at Wolf & Davidson, Milwaukee, will be named Ferd. Schlesinger, after one of Milwaukee's iron magnates. She will be eighteen feet longer than the Fred Pabst and will be the longest modern boat on the lakes.

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The FERDINAND SCHLESINGER (US#120841) was 306 ft. keel and 2,608 tons. She now lies on the bottom 15 mi off Passage Island, Isle Royale, Lake Superior where she sank in a storm in 1919. I have no idea what they meant by "modern boat," but she has the looks and lines of the "classic" Great Lakes oreboat, though she was made of wood. See Historical Collections of the Great Lakes' website for a photo:
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July 10, 1890
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), July 10, 1890