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  • Steamer "City of Detroit III" D. & C. Line at Night
    Imagecomment       "Steamer "City of Detroit III" D &c. Line at Night" Reverse: "1354 CITY OF DETROIT III OF THE D. & C. LINE, AT NIGHT. Cost $1,500,000. Operates between Detroit and Buffalo in connection with steamer "City of Cleveland." This is the largest and finest side-wheel steamer afloat, being 500 feet ...
    Imagecomment     "Steamer "City of Detroit III" D &c. Line at Night" Reverse: "1354 CITY OF DETROIT III OF THE D. & C. LINE, AT NIGHT. Cost $1,500,000. Operates between Detroit and ...
  • S. S. "Western States", D. & B. Line
    Imagecomment       Coloured postcard of the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company steamboat WESTERN STATES. The card identifies it as running in the Detroit and Buffalo Line
    Imagecomment     Coloured postcard of the Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company steamboat WESTERN STATES. The card identifies it as running in the Detroit and Buffalo Line
  • Steamer City of Cleveland, D & C Line
    Imagecomment       "Steamer City of Cleveland, D & C Line" Reverse: "The new D & C. Line Steamer City of Cleveland is the masterpiece of modern marine architecture. This new boat cost $1,250,000 is 444 feet long, 86 feet 6 inches wide, and seven decks high. A three cylinder compound engine of ...
    Imagecomment     "Steamer City of Cleveland, D & C Line" Reverse: "The new D & C. Line Steamer City of Cleveland is the masterpiece of modern marine architecture. This new boat cost ...
  • Str. Seeandbee
    Imagecomment       "71060 Str. Seeandbee Length 500 feet - breadth 98 feet 6 inches - 510 staterooms - speed 22 miles per hour" Reverse: "Phostint" Made only by Detroit Publishing Co."
    Imagecomment     "71060 Str. Seeandbee Length 500 feet - breadth 98 feet 6 inches - 510 staterooms - speed 22 miles per hour" Reverse: "Phostint" Made only by Detroit Publishing Co."
  • Str. "Greater Detroit"
    Imagecomment       "Str. "Greater Detroit" Length 550 feet. Width, 100 feet. Draught 16 feet. Tonnage, 4,500. Horsepower, 12,000. Speed 21 miles" Reverse: "Pub. by National Railway news Co. Inc." "New Steamers Greater Detroit -- Greater Buffalo. The two largest steamers of their type in the world, each having 26 parlors with bath; ...
    Imagecomment     "Str. "Greater Detroit" Length 550 feet. Width, 100 feet. Draught 16 feet. Tonnage, 4,500. Horsepower, 12,000. Speed 21 miles" Reverse: "Pub. by National Railway news Co. Inc." "New Steamers Greater ...
  • C. & B. Line Steamer, "City of Buffalo."
    Imagecomment       "C. & B. Line Steamer, "City of Buffalo." Reverse: "159 Published by Braun Post Card Co., Cleveland, Ohio, Made in U. S. A."
    Imagecomment     "C. & B. Line Steamer, "City of Buffalo." Reverse: "159 Published by Braun Post Card Co., Cleveland, Ohio, Made in U. S. A."
  • Passenger Steamboat Empire
    Imagecomment       "Passenger Steamboat Empire. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1844. First steamboat in the United States to measure over 1,000 tons, and when she came out was 200 tons larger than any other steam vessel in the world; length over all 260 feet; engines inclined low pressure, below deck; 600 horse ...
    Imagecomment     "Passenger Steamboat Empire. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1844. First steamboat in the United States to measure over 1,000 tons, and when she came out was 200 tons larger than ...
  • WESTERN METROPOLIS
    Imagecomment       WESTERN METROPOLIS Built 1856, at Buffalo, N. Y. HULL, of wood, by Bidwell, Banta & Co.; 340 feet over all; 40 feet beam, and 18 feet depth of hold. Tonnage 1,860 ONE BEAM ENGINE, by Merrick & Towne, Philadelphia, PA., diameter of cylinder 76 1/4 inches, by 12 feet stroke ...
    Imagecomment     WESTERN METROPOLIS Built 1856, at Buffalo, N. Y. HULL, of wood, by Bidwell, Banta & Co.; 340 feet over all; 40 feet beam, and 18 feet depth of hold. Tonnage ...
  • Great Lakes Passenger Propeller PEERLESS, 1872
    Imagecomment       Great Lakes Passenger Propeller PEERLESS, 1872
    Imagecomment     Great Lakes Passenger Propeller PEERLESS, 1872
  • U. S. S. Wolverine (formerly U. S. S. Michigan), oldest Iron Gun Boat in the World, built in 1843
    Imagecomment       "U. S. S. Wolverine (formerly U. S. S. Michigan), oldest Iron Gun Boat in the World, built in 1843" "Copyright by L. C. Schauble" Reverse: "L. C. Schauble, Erie. Pa. (Made in Germany)"
    Imagecomment     "U. S. S. Wolverine (formerly U. S. S. Michigan), oldest Iron Gun Boat in the World, built in 1843" "Copyright by L. C. Schauble" Reverse: "L. C. Schauble, Erie. Pa. ...
  • The Canadian Steamer "Pelee"
    Imagecomment       "4 - The Canadian Steamer "Pelee" A Daily Service between Sandusky, Ohio and Canada's Vacationland" "1B-H1129" Reverse: "E. B. Ackley, Sandusky, Ohio" "Genuine Curtrich-Chicago "C. T. Art Colortone" Post Card" "The Canadian Steamer Pelee makes daily round trips, from Sandusky, Ohio to Pelee Island and Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Moonlight rides ...
    Imagecomment     "4 - The Canadian Steamer "Pelee" A Daily Service between Sandusky, Ohio and Canada's Vacationland" "1B-H1129" Reverse: "E. B. Ackley, Sandusky, Ohio" "Genuine Curtrich-Chicago "C. T. Art Colortone" Post Card" ...
  • The City of Dover
    Imagecomment       Black and white photograph of the CITY OF DOVER on Lake Erie, probably carrying Kolbe Company fish and passengers between Port Dover, ON and Erie, PA.
    Imagecomment     Black and white photograph of the CITY OF DOVER on Lake Erie, probably carrying Kolbe Company fish and passengers between Port Dover, ON and Erie, PA.
  • Willoughby Polka
    Audiocomment       "The Willoughby Polka" "Composed by G. F. H. Laurence, and Respectfully inscribed by the Publisher to Capt'n G. E. Willougby [sic]. Commander of the Steamer Plymouth Rock" "Lith. of Endicott & Co. NY" "Entered ... Congress A.D. 1854 in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Northern District ...
    Audiocomment     "The Willoughby Polka" "Composed by G. F. H. Laurence, and Respectfully inscribed by the Publisher to Capt'n G. E. Willougby [sic]. Commander of the Steamer Plymouth Rock" "Lith. of Endicott ...
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