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The Louisiana  
The Louisiana

Built in 1887 in Marine City, Michigan, at the yard of Morley and Hill, the Louisiana was 267 feet long with a beam of nearly 40 feet and a depth of hold of 20 feet. Seven hatchways provided access to the hold.

The Louisiana's power plant was built by Dry Dock Engine Works of Detroit. Her screw propeller was powered by a fore and aft compound steam engine that summoned 610 horsepower from two cylinders 26 and 48 inches in diameter with 40-inch strokes. A single firebox-type boiler, 10 feet in diameter and nearly 16 feet long, produced steam for the engine.

The Louisiana began her 26 th year of service in 1913. She was then owned by Frank M. Osborne, and her home port was Cleveland. Late that year she sailed into the worst storm in Great Lakes history.

Continued Read about the Louisiana's final voyage


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