The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
George Dunbar (Propeller), U6496, 1 Mar 1887

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Chicago.---The machinery of the steam-barge GEORGE DUNBAR has been taken out and will be placed in Mr. Cobb's new barge, the VIRGINIA. The DUNBAR will be cut down to a tow barge and act as consort with the E.E. THOMPSON .
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. March 10, 1887 p.5
The propeller GEORGE DUNBAR is being dismantled at Chicago and converted to a tow barge for the lumber trade. She is 220 tons burden and has been in commission for 20 years.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, April 16, 1887

Steam screw GEORGE DUNBAR. U. S. No. 6496. Of 220.99 toms gross; 138.58 tons net. Built Allegan, Mich., 1866. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 133.5 x 25.2 x 9.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
According to the Lytle List the GEORGE DUNBAR was assigned two official numbers : 6496 and 10890.

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George Dunbar (Propeller), U6496, 1 Mar 1887