Designed by W. I. Babcock.
Built 1893, at South Chicago, Ill., by the Chicago Shipbuilding Company.
Hull, of steel. Length of keel 275 feet, over all 295 feet; breadth, of beam 42 feet, depth of hold 22 feet; average draft of water, 15 feet.
Engine, Triple expansion, constructed by the Cleveland Shipbuilding Co., Cleveland, O. Diameter of cylinders 23, 38 and 62 inches, by 36 inches stroke. Indicated horse power 1800.
Boilers, two, of steel, gunboat type. Each 11 by 21 feet. Total grate surface 132 square feet; total heating surface 5200 square feet.
Wheel, 4 blades, 13 feet in diameter; pitch, 16 feet.
Tonnage 2944.66 Gross. 2391.55 Net
One of the finest steamships ever turned out for service on fresh water. Strongly built, beautifully finished sumptuously fitted up and of high speed. Sleeping accommodations for 400 passengers. Freight capacity 1500 tons; speed 18 miles an hour. Built for the Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co., for the route between Chicago and Sault Ste Marie. Cost $300,000.