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City of Toledo: 1903

City of Toledo: 1903

Detroit circa 1903. "Steamer City of Toledo." Sidewheeler smoke on the water. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

YAR

Well designed for her intended purpose. easy to understand why she had such a long life. Handsome.

A Fairly Long LIfe

Built in Toledo in 1891. Her length was 212', beam 31.6', draft 12.7', weight 1,003 tons. She was scrapped at Hamilton, Ontario in 1948. One source says he could carry 2,000 people.

 
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