The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 1, 1895

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The Aurania, the largest steel schooner on the great lakes, was launched at South Chicago yesterday. Owing to rough weather on the lake the event was deprived of most of its gala features, but, despite the high wind, many people were present when Miss Etta Corrigan broke the bottle of champagne over the bows. The boat is owned largely by W. T. Carrington, of the Chicago Board of Trade. In dimension she is 365 feet long, 352 feet keel, 44 feet beam, and 26 feet depth of hold. On her full draft of water she will carry about 6,000 tons.

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AURANIA (US#107186) was technically a schooner-barge, though I don't believe she ever sailed under her own canvas. She set many cargo records her first season and was followed out of the Chicago Ship Building yard by a whole fleet of similar vessels. The lines of her hull were so similar to those of contemporary steamers that she was converted to a perfectly normal-looking bulk freighter in 1899 and was in the ore trade until crushed by ice in Whitefish Bay in the spring of 1909. See HCGL for photo as a steamer.
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Sep. 1, 1895
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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 1, 1895