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Frank E. Kirby: 1910

Frank E. Kirby: 1910

Toledo, Ohio, circa 1910. Sidewheeler Frank E. Kirby at steamer landing." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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Named to honor her designer, Frank E. Kirby, a naval architect who designed over 100 ships which plied the lakes. Nicknamed "The Flyer of the Lakes" for her exceptional speed.

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The Frank E. Kirby was built by the Detroit Dry Dock Company in 1890. A 195.5 foot passenger and freight sidewheeler, working out of Detroit. Burned and scrapped in 1932 at Ecorse, Michigan.

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