Built 1874 at Manitowoc, Wis.
Hull, of wood, built by G. S. Rand. Length of Keel 205 feet; width of hull 30 feet; over guards 55 feet; depth of hold 12 feet.
Engine, vertical beam; diameter of cylinder 46 inches, by 11 feet stroke
Boilers, two, of iron; each 9 feet in diameter by 20 feet long.
Wheels, 26 feet in diameter; 24 buckets to each wheel, 8 feet in length, 16 to 24 inches wide; and 34 inches dip.
Gross Tonnage 746.85. Net Tonnage 589.48.
This steamboat was constructed for the Goodrich Transportation Company for service on the line between Chicago and the western shore ports of Lake Michigan, running in connection with the sidewheel steamers Sheboygan, Muskegon, Corona and Alpena and several propellers, all of the same line. The engine of the Chicago was taken from the steamer May Queen.