The Detroit Marine Historian

Below you will find a sample of the Society's monthly publication, The Detroit Marine Historian , each month we explore the various shipping activities of the entire Great Lakes. The fleets, past and present, new vessels and the scrapping of many ships are covered periodically. Also "The Log" features current events in the shipping industry.



Robert T. Pocotte, Treasurer
Department W
606 Laurel Ave.
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452



What Makes a Steamboat Go?
Lentz-Poppet and Compound Inclined Engines
by Wayne H. Garrett

TASHMOO                     Author's collection


Paddle-Wheeled Passenger Steamer(US.145843) built in 1900 by the Detroit Shipbuilding Co., Wyandotte, MI as Hull #131. Dimensions: 312' loa x 36' x 22’3"; 1344 grt. Powered by a 2500 ihp inclined triple expansion steam engine. Built for the Detroit to Port Huron day run with intermediate stops along the St. Clair River. Also ran moonlight cruises on occasion. Hit a submerged object in the Amherstburg Channel the night of June 18, 1936 returning to Detroit and sank at the dock at Amherstburg, Ont. after all passengers safely disembarked. Later scrapped.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: January Entertainment Meeting: Our next entertainment meeting will be held on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 A.M. at the Dossin Museum on Belle Isle. Our program will feature films on the Great Lakes from the collection of the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. 1996 Calendar: Additional MHSD color calendars are available at $12.50 (U.S. funds) each, including postage, and may be ordered from our Publications Manager.