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Canisteo (Propeller), U126360, 10 Jun 1886

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The new steamer of the Tonawanda Barge Co., the CANISTEO, was launched Saturday (6/5) at Mt. Clemens. She is 200 ft. in length, has 34 ft. beam and 13 ft. depth of hold. She is designed for the lumber traffic between Manistique and Tonawanda, and will carry 750,000 ft. She will have cabin accommodations for 40 passengers. Capt. Wm. Dulac has been appointed master.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 10, 1886 3-4

The new steamer CANISTEO, which has been completing her make-up at this port, is now ready to start out on her maiden voyage. Her first cargo will be lumber from Manistique to Tonawanda.
      Detroit Tribune
      July 7, 1886

Steam screw CANISTEO. U. S. No. 126360. Of 595.37 tons gross; 539.39 tons net. Built Mounr Clemens, Mich., 1886. Home port, Suspension Bridge, N.Y. 182.2 x 34.3 x 12.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Canisteo (Propeller), U126360, 10 Jun 1886