The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ossifrage (Propeller), U155124, 19 Nov 1891

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Wheeler & Co. of West Bay City are putting new compound engines into the LORA and OSSIFRAGE and both are receiving additional boiler capacity. The OSSIFRAGE will be lengthened thirty feet during the winter, and it is said that next season both boats will be put on the route between Benton Harbor and Chicago in competition with the CITY OF CHICAGO.
      The Marine Review
      November 19, 1891

St. Joseph & Lake Michigan Transportation Company is the name of the concern that will operate the steamers LORA and OSSIFRAGE the coming season. The incorporators are the Hon. F. W, Wheeler of Bay City, John S. Williams of Terre Haute, Ind., and Capt. J. Langley of St. Joseph. The steamers will run from St. Joseph to Chicago, and if business will warrant, a line will also be run from St. Joseph to Milwaukee. The boats are being improved at West Bay City.
      The Marine Review
      December 31, 1891

West Bay City, Mich., Jan. 21.- The steamer OSSIFRAGE is rebuilding and being lengthened by F.W. Wheeler & Co. She is to have a new engine, 13 +, 20 and 37 x 24 inches, which is now being constructed at their shops. A new Worthington condenser will be used. It is worthy of note that the old OSSIFRAGE was one of the first boats on the lakes to have a Worthington condenser. The steamer MASSAUGA, owned by Mr. C. H. Woodruff, was the first, and immediately following was the steamer MARY of St. Clair river fame. The MASSASAUGA and OSSIFRAGE were non-condensing previous to this time but the steamer MARY had attached air pumps that had been giving a great deal of trouble . After the change she became noted for her speed and the accuracy of her running, making almost absolute time at her different landings.
      The Marine Review
      January 21, 1892

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Ossifrage (Propeller), U155124, 19 Nov 1891