Designed by Frank E. Kirby
Built 1892, at Detroit, Mich., by the Detroit Dry Dock Company
Hull, of Wood, 198 feet in length (217 feet over all); 35 feet beam (40 feet over guard): and 13 feet 7 inches depth of hold.
Engine, triple expansion, with cylinders. 21, 33 and 54 inches in diameter, and piston stroke of 42 inches.
Boilers, two of steel, "Scotch" type, each 12 feet in length by 14 feet in diameter.
Gross tonnage 1,122.92 Net Tonnage 708.15
The Chicora was built for the Graham & Morton Transportation Company, for the route between Chicago and Benton Harbor, Michigan. The hull is strongly constructed, being diagonally strapped and having steel arches. Cabins beautifully furnished. 56 staterooms. Has made the run of 65 miles in 3 hours and 40 minutes.