The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commodore (Propeller), U18913, 1881

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The O. B. GREEN is still imprisoned in the ice off Chicago. She has on board a month's provisions and five tons of coal. After May her name is to be changed to COMMODORE.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, March 29, 1881

Steam screw O.B. GREEN. U.S. No. 18913, of 40.71 tons gross; 20.36 tons net. Home port, Chicago, Ill. Changed name to COMMODORE on March 24, 1881.
      List of Vessels Whose Names Have been
      Changed under the Act of March 2, 1881
      U. S. Merchant vessel List, 1885

Chicago Tribune. -- Wednesday the name and papers of the old tug O. B. GREEN were changed. She will hereafter be known as the COMMODORE. Mr. Green's new tug is to bear the name of O. B. GREEN. Hence the change, which was arranged by mutual consent.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, April 1, 1881

      Propeller COMMODORE, of 37 tons, built Chicago by J. Gregory in 1865. Owned by George Gilman. Home port, Chicago. Value $4,000. Class B 1. Remarks -- Tug, formerly O. B. GREEN.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification, 1882

Steam screw COMMODORE*. U.S. No. 18913. Of 40.71 tons gross; 30.26 tons net. Built 1865 at Chicago, Ill. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 69.9 x 14.5 x 7.9
      * Formerly steam screw O.B. GREEN.
      Merchant Vessel List U.S., 1886

Propeller O.B. GREEN. Of 37 tons. Built at Chicago in May 1865 by J. Gregory. Owned By O.B. Gree. Home port, Chicago. Value $6,000. Class B 1. REMARKS. - Tug; large repairs in 1872.
      National Board of Lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classification for 1875

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Commodore (Propeller), U18913, 1881