The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
FRANK E. KIRBY


Description
Creator:
Stanton, Samuel Ward, Attributed name
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Prints
Description:
Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes steamboat FRANK E. KIRBY
Notes:
Illustration from Stanton, Samuel Ward, American Steam Vessels , 1895, page 395
Inscriptions:

Frank E. Kirby:

Designed by Frank E. Kirby.

Built 1890, at Wyandotte, Mich.

Hull, of Steel, Built by the Detroit Dry Dock Co. Length of Keel 195 feet 6 inches; over all 203 feet; breadth of beam 30 feet; over guards 55 feet; depth of hold 11 feet 3 inches.

Engine, vertical beam, formerly used in steamboat ALASKA an revenue steamer JOHN SHERMAN. Diameter of cylinder 48 inches by 9 feet stroke. Indicated horse power 1350.

Boilers, two, of steel. Each 24 feet in length by 9 feet in diameter

Wheels, or iron, feathering steel concave buckets.

Tonnage, 532.91 Gross; 374.57 Net

The fastest steamboat built on the Great Lakes in recent years. A handsome, well equipped passenger boat, built for the Detroit and Sandusky route. All modern improvements and capacity for 1000 excursionists.

Speed 21 miles an hour.

Publisher:
Smith & Stanton
Place of Publication:
New York
Date of Original:
1895
Date Of Event:
1890
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
463
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
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FRANK E. KIRBY


Sketch and notes on the Great Lakes steamboat FRANK E. KIRBY