The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oscado (Propeller), 7 Sep 1878

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A LAUNCH. - A dispatch was received at their office yesterday from Mr. S. Langell, of St. Clair, one of the builders of the new steam barge on the ways there, which stated that the barge would be launched this afternoon at three o'clock. The boat will be brought here for her boiler and machinery. The former was built by Messrs. Desotel & Hutton, and the latter by the Detroit Dry Dock Works. She will be christened the OSCODA, after a small town bordering on Lake Huron, in Iosco county. Her dimension are: Length, over all 178 feet; beam 32 feet; depth of hold 14 feet. She has three masts. Her bed plate, shaft and wheel are already in place. Woods, Perry & Co., of Cleveland, are her owners, and they will run her in the lumber trade.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, September 7, 1878

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      Special Dispatch to the Post & Tribune.
      St. Clair, September 7. - The OSCODA, the new steam barge built here, was launched this afternoon. The affair was a grand success, not an accident of the most trivial nature happening to mar the occasion. She will be taken to Detroit immediately to get her machinery. Everyone who has seen the boat pronounces her a model for beauty, perfection and solidity of build.
      (A description of the engine for the boat was published in this paper some time ago. The boiler was buil;t by Messrs. Desotel & Hutton, of Detroit, and is a very fine one. It is 19 feet 6 inches long, 9 feet shell, is of Otis steel, the inside being 5/16 inch thick, and the outside 3/8 inch thick. It has 7 main flues and 104 four inch return tubes; two furnaces, each 7 feet long, 3 feet 8 inches wide and 3 feet 11 inches high. On the top of the boiler is a horizontal steam dome 4 feet 6 inches in diameter and 8 feet long. - Ed.)
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Monday, September 9, 1878

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On Saturday the 7th inst., at about 3:30, J.L. Wood's new steam barge OSCADO was side-launched into Pine River from Langell's yard. The barge is one of the strongest and prettiest on the waters. Sunday and monday was passed in cutting away the Main Street bridge so that she could be taken into St. Clair River and thense to Detroit by the tug MARTIN to get her engines and boiler.
      Port Huron daily Times
      Wednesday, September 11, 1878

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Oscado (Propeller), 7 Sep 1878