The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oakland (Propeller), U19298, 1871

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Propeller OAKLAND. Of 311 tons. Built at Erie in Apr. 1867 by Wm. Loomis. Owned by Hearn & Scott. Home port, Erie. Value $ 28,000. Class A 2. REMARKS. - bottom of steamer MISSOURI.
      Board of Marine Inspectors
      Classification of Lake vessels & Barges, 1871
      Steambarge OAKLAND [lost Lake Erie in 1883] was constructed from Steamer MISSOURI which was built in 1840, a side-wheel steamer.
      Marine Record
      September 27, 1883

      The steam barge OAKLAND, lumber laden from Bay City to Erie foundered at 5 o'clock Sunday morning off Conneaut. She was 311 tons and was formerly the sidewheel steamer MISSOURI, built about 15 years ago in Erie in 1867.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, September 19, 1883

Paddle steamer MISSOURI, of 612 tons. Built at Erie, Pa., in 1840. First home port, Vermillion. disposition:- Vessel stranded October 1848 at Pointe aux Barques. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 - 1868
The OAKLAND is an old boat, rebuilt some years ago from the hull of the old steamboat MISSOURI, which used to carry coal from Erie to Buffalo and lay sunk in Erie Basin 21 years. She was loaded with 360,000 ft. of lumber, from Bay City for Erie.
Collector Stafford telegraphed to the PERRY at Ashtabula to go to the relief of the vessel. Nothing has yet been heard of her, and the worst is feared. [extracted part of article]
      Erie Dispatch
      September 18, 1883 1-6

Steam screw OAKLAND. U. S. No. 19298. Of 311.23 tons. Home port, Erie, Pa. Of 70 Horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Oakland (Propeller), U19298, 1871