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A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Great Lakes Steamer Launched In Michigan

The SS SEEANDBEE was the largest and mostly costly inland steamer on the Great Lakes. It was built by the Detroit Shipbuilding Company and owned by the Cleveland and Buffalo Transportation Company with plans to travel between Cleveland and Detroit with a passenger capacity of 1,500 passengers on 4 decks. The latest in fire detection and suppression has been built into the vessel by the Aero Fire Alarm Company, New York. The ship is equipped throughout with the Aero Automatic Fire Alarm System. Sprinklers have been installed.

On November 9, 1912 the SS SEEANDBEE was launched at Wyandotte, Michigan.

Before the launch

SS SEEANDBEE enters the waters of Lake Michigan
Wynadotte, Michigan
November 9, 1912

 

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