The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gordon Campbell (Propeller), U85184, 2 Sep 1871

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PROPELLER GORDON CAMPBELL. - Saturday afternoon the double-decked propeller was launched from the shipyard of Campbell, Owen & Co., and christened the GORDON CAMPBELL, in honor of the senior member of the firm who built and owns her. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 202 feet: Length over all207 feet; beam, 33 feet; depth of hold, 21 feet. She measures 1,040 tons. The CAMPBELL is a first-class vessel in every particular. She will run in the grain trade between Buffalo and Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, September 5, 1871

Steam screw GORDON CAMPBELL. U. S. No. 85184. Of 996.14 tons gross; 709.80 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1871. Home port, Erie, Pa. 205.5 x 32.5 x 13.1. Of 435 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Gordon Campbell (Propeller), U85184, 2 Sep 1871