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: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/hcgl/vintro.html
Date of Original:
July 10, 1890
Local identifier:
GLN.14098
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
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), July 10, 1890