The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes Steamship MARYLAND, 1890

Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
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Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes steamboat MARYLAND
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels , 1895, page 379


Built 1890, at Wyandotte, Mich., by the Detroit Dry Dock Comp'y

Hull, of steel; Length of Keel 316 feet, length over all 334 feet 6 inches; width of hull 42 feet; depth of hold 20 feet 4 inches

Engine, tri-compound; Diameter of cylinders 22, 35 and 56 inches, by 44 inches stroke of piston. Indicated horse power 1,400

Boilers, two, of steel, "Scotch" type, each 14 feet 2 inches in diameter by 11 feet 6 inches in length. Grate surface 152 square feet; steam pressure 160 lbs.

Wheel, Sectional Screw, 13 feet 2 inches in diameter; pitch 16 feet

Gross Tonnage 2,419.04 Net Tonnage 1,892.23

One of the large modern cargo carrying steamers of the Great lakes. Built for the Inter-Ocean Transportation Co. Duringthe 127 days she was in commission in 1890, she carried 29 cargoes of iron ore between Escanaba and South Chicago, aggregating 92,749 gross tons, or an average of 3,198 gross tons per cargo. Her largest load that year was 3,720 net tons of ore. Her load on a 16 foot draught was 3,475 net tons, including fuel. When loaded the MARYLAND's speed is 13 1/2 miles per hour.

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    Latitude: 48.332222 Longitude: -87.098611
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Great Lakes Steamship MARYLAND, 1890

Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes steamboat MARYLAND