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.