The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saginaw (Propeller), U23059, 4 May 1850

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The new propeller SAGINAW, 450 tons, Capt. E.A. Spencer, is to run this season, between Saginaw and this city.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      Thursday, March 21, 1850

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      LAUNCH -- The propeller SAGINAW was launched this morning from Jones' ship-yard, Ohio City. She is a first class vessel, and is to be devoted exclusively to the Saginaw trade, is to be commanded by Capt. Spencer, formerly of the ALLEGHENY, and is to commence her trips between Buffalo and Saginaw the first oF June. ---Plaindealer
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, May 4, 1850

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Another propeller for the Saginaw trade was launched at Cleveland on Thursday last caled the SAGINAW, and is owned by Capt, Miller, of Saginaw, and will cost $22,000. She will be finished in July.
      Daily Queen City, Buffalo
      May 10, 1859

      Steam screw SAGINAW.* U. S. No. 23059. Of 407 gross tons. Built Ohio City, Ohio, 1850. First home port, Detroit, Mich.
      * Rig changed to barge July 30, 1869
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Saginaw (Propeller), U23059, 4 May 1850