City of Detroit 1

1878                                  City of Detroit   1                                 1940

Composite sidewheel overnight passenger and package freight vessel, later barge

Built at Wyandotte MI by Detroit Dry Dock Co., Hull 31
Launched Dec 22, 1877

234’ LBP, 35’ beam, 22’9” depth
2 decks, coal-fired boilers, vertical beam engine, 1800 IHP (engine from steamer R. N. Rice of 1866)

Enrolled at Detroit MI May 11, 1878 (#85)
234.0 x 36.0 x 13.0, 1094.68 GT, 811.94 NT     US 125662     to:
Detroit & Cleveland Steam Navigation Co., Detroit MI (home port Detroit MI)

Entered service 1878

Renamed City of the Straits 1893

Fleet name changed 1898 to Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co.

See history in Detroit Marine Historian July-Aug 1958
Also in Great Lakes Ships We Remember p. 107

 

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