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A. R. Colborn (Propeller), U106071, 21 Apr 1882

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      [Special telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Saugatuck, Mich., April 18. -- he new steambarge A.R. COLBORN, recently constructed at this place, was successfully lunched at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Impressive ceremonies were rendered, the Rev. H.M. Middleton, of the Methodist Epicopal Church of Michigam City, making the prayer, and the Hon. J.C. Suit, of Frankfort, Ind., delivering the pration. The new barge is owned by Captain R.C. Brittain, of Saugatuck, Mich., and A.R. Colborn, of Michigan City, Ind. She will immediately engage in the lumber trade between east shore points and Michigan City. The cost of this beautiful boat in about $22,000. Her carrying capacity is between 250,000 and 300,000 feet of lumber. her model is pronounced by all to be the handsomest on the lakes. The boat was built by Jas. N. Elliott, of Saugatuck.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, March/April, 1882

Brittain & Colborn's lumber barge was launched at Saugatuck on Tuesday. She bears the name of A.R. COLBORN. Her dimensions are: Keel, 128 ft.; over all 133 ft.; beam, 26 ft.; depth of hold. 9 ft.; capacity, 250,000 ft. of lumber. She is engaged in the lumber trade between Muskegon and Michigan City. She will make her first trip in about one week, with Capt. Richard Amos as master.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 21, 1882 4-6

Steam screw A.R. COLBORN. U. S. No. 106071. Of 275.59 tons gross; 207.39 tons net. Built Saugatuck, Mich., 1882. Home port, Saugatuck, Mich. 129.0 x 27.0 x 9.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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A. R. Colborn (Propeller), U106071, 21 Apr 1882