The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. T. Green (Propeller), 1 Nov 1887

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Chicago.---The fine new steambarge M.T.GREEN, owned by the Chicago Lumber Co.,and Captain A.Flagstead, who commands her, went into the Chicago Drydock Co's dock on Saturday to have her shoe lengthened and her rudder placed further aft and a new Trout wheel, 10 feet in diameter. The GREEN was recently built by R.W. Lynn at Gibralter, Mich.,under the personal superintendence of captain Flagstead. She is well and substantially built and as strong as good wood and iron can make her. Her dimensions are 155 feet keel, 165 feet over all; 30 feet beam; 11 and a half feet depth of hold. She carries 545,000 feet of lumber, rates A 1* and is valued in Inland Lloyds at $60,000. The engine is a fore and aft compound, 20 x 36 high pressure, 36 x 36 low pressure, 36 inches stroke; boiler of steel, 9-16ths of an inch thick, 9 x 15, which is placed on deck. Her engine and boiler were built by the Montague Iron Works. Her main keelson is 12 x 12, rider keelsons 10 x 10, with 12 inch bolts through every frame. Floor, 3 inch thick, bilge two strake 5 inches, two 6 inches edge bolted between every frame; ceiling 4 inch thick all key scarfed;
clamps 42 inches wide, 5 inches thick, edge bolted between every frame, shelf pieces 36 inches wide, 5 inches thick, edge bolted; deck frames 10 x 10, 13 inches from center and a knee under every beam and carling; stanchions under beams 8 x 8; stringers under beams 4 x 12, notched into stanchions and bolted through the stanchions and rivited, up and down bolts through the stringers, 3 breast hooks forward all kneed, one pointer 8 x 12, 2 breast hooks aft kneed, 2 pointers on each side aft running from the keelson up to the shelf pieces, combing beds 8 x 10. She is square fastened through and through, bulwarks 3 inch thick on
inside, rail 5 x 16, keel 7 x 13, garboard strake 5 x 14 edge bolted through the keel between every frame; bottom planking 3 and a half inches as far as plank sheer, from plank sheer up 3 inches, one strake under rail 4 inches thick notched into every frame. She has an iron cord 5 x 3/4 running under rail all around. She is diagonally iron strapped, which are rivited
through the cord fitted into the frames and run under her bilge and are bolted through every flitch. Her deck is of 3 inch white plank. Her cabin accommodation is excellent and she is a very good looking steambarge. She is supplied with the American Ship Windlass Co's capatans fore and aft has excellent anchors and chains and is very complete in all her outfit.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p. 1

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M. T. Green (Propeller), 1 Nov 1887