City of Detroit:
Designed by Frank E. Kirby
Built 1889, at Wyandotte, Mich.
Hull, of Steel, constructed by Detroit Dry Dock Co. Length of keel 285 feet, over all 195 feet, breadth of beam 40 1/2 feet; over guards 71 feet, depth of hold at center, 16 feet, average draft of water 10 feet
Engine, vertical beam, compound, built by the W. & A. Fletcher Co. New York. Diameter of cylinders 44 and 68 inches, by stroke of 8 and 12 feet. Indicated horse power 2200
Boilers, four cylindrical, of steel, built by the Lake Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo N.Y.
Wheels, feathering type 26 feet in diameter, 24 buckets, length of buckets 10 feet
Mahogany cabins by Wm. Wright & Co. Detroit
Tonnage 1919.27 Gross 1454 Net
One of the most elegant sidewheel passenger boats ever turned out for service on the Great Lakes. Cost $250,000. Built for the Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Company, for night service between Detroit and Cleveland. Strongest of steel hulls, finest of machinery; magnificent saloons, luxurious passenger accommodations; all modern improvements; great speed and large freight capacity -- an ideal inland steamboat. Maximum speed 21.42 miles an hour.