The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, 29 Jul 1873

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The steam barge EGYPTIAN, built at Black River by Quelos & Peck and launched June 17 th, is to make her first regular trip from this city Monday evening. The boat is owned by H.J. and R.K. Winslow, and is to engage in the iron ore trade between Cleveland and Marquette. She measures 1,085.08 tons, her breadth of beam being 36 ft.; length of keel 228.5 ft, and depth of hold, 14'8". She made a short excursion Sunday afternoon for the purpose of trying the working powers of her new engine, which gave satisfation. The Capt. J.M. Smith informs us that the vessel is staunch and perfect from top to keel. - Cleveland
      Detroit Free Press
      July 29, 1879

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The new stmb. EGYPTIAN was to leave Cleveland last evening on her first trip to lake Superior iron ore regions.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 29, 1873 3-5

Steam screw EGYPTIAN. U. S. No. 8988. Of 1429.78 tons gross; 1206.18 tons net. Built Black River, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 232.4 x 36.2 x 14.0 Of 708 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897

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Egyptian (Propeller), U8988, 29 Jul 1873