The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oliver Cromwell (Barge), U19372, 1872

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Steam screw DAYTON. Of 366 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1853. First home port, Oswego, N.Y. DISPOSITION. -- Sold foreign 1854.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
Steam OLIVER CROMWELL, Of about 366 tons. Built Buffalo, 1853. 138 x 26 x 11. ex U. S. DAYTON until 1854, rebuilt Montreal 1856 as 130 x 27 x 8 and about 300 tons. DISPOSITION -- Sunk Mackinak Island, October 17, 1857.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

A wrecking expedition under the charge of Capt. Falcon, is about to proceed to the wreck of the schr. ACTIVE, sunk at South Manitou harbor, and from thence to the prop. OLIVER CROMWELL sunk some 12 years since at Au Sauble Pt.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 19, 1871 3-4
NOTE. -- The OLIVER CROMWELL was raised by the Boston Wrecking Co., August 25, 1871
Barge OLIVER CROMWELL. U. S. No. 19372. Of 291.62 tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1881 [ unrigged vessels]
Barge OLIVER CROMWELL. U. S. No. 19372. Of 291.62 tons gross; 276.47 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1872 Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885 [ unrigged vessels]
      The barge O. CROMWELL, stripped and abandoned at Sanilac, has had an eventual career. She was formerly a propeller and was built at St. Catharines in 1853. In 1857 she was sunk by the schooner JESSIE in the Straits and remained submerged for 14 years. She was then raised and made a tow barge.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 5, 1888

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Oliver Cromwell (Barge), U19372, 1872