The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), June 24, 1890

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The propeller Nyanza, bound from Ashland to Erie with 2,028 gross tons of iron ore, stopped at Shipman's coal dock yesterday for fuel. This splendid new propeller is now on her third trip, having been launched from Wheeler's yard, at West Bay City, last month. No other wooden propeller on the lakes is better fitted out, as far as luxury is concerned, than is this boat. Her cabin, captain's and crew's quarters, and pilot-house are all fitted out in highly polished hard woods. The captain, especially, is well provided for, his stateroom and office being furnished with all the conveniences of a private mansion.

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Frank Wheeler's shipyard was known all over the lakes for providing the best in "creature comforts" available on cargo vessels.
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June 24, 1890
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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), June 24, 1890