in 1887 in Marine City, Michigan, at the yard of Morley and
Hill, the Louisiana was 267 feet long with a
nearly 40 feet and a depth of hold of 20 feet. Seven
hatchways provided access to the hold.
Louisiana's power plant was built by Dry Dock Engine Works
of Detroit. Her screw propeller was powered by a
compound steam engine that summoned 610 horsepower from
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.
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
about the Louisiana's final voyage