Built 1892, at West Superior, Wis.
Hull, of steel, "whaleback" model. Length over all 362 feet; breadth of beam 42 feet; depth of hold 24 feet. Nine bulkheads.
Engine, triple expansion, constructed, by Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit. Diameter of cylinders 26, 42 and 70 inches, by 42 inches stroke.
Boilers, six, of steel, built by the Cleveland Shipbuilding Comp'y. Each 11 feet in diameter and 12 feet in length. Return tubular.
Wheel, 4 blades, diameter 14 feet; pitch 19 feet.
Tonnage 1511.05 Gross 945.95 Net
The most novel passenger steamer turned out in America during late years. Designed by Alexander McDougall, and constructed by the "American Steel Barge Co." for use as an excursion boat at Chicago during the World's Fair, 1893. This vessel, differing so in appearance from the regulation passenger propeller, combines great strength, fine speed, and a roominess quite unknown among the majority of boats. The model of the McDougall "whaleback" type is ungainly in appearance but it possesses advantages which the other style of hull does not; with an excellent model below the water line, a clean run, and with powerful machinery, great speed is attained. Cabin luxuriously fitted up.