The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harvey H. Brown (Barge), 23 May 1871

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LAUNCH OF THE HARVEY H. BROWN. - The new vessel built at Muir, Livington & Co.'s yard for the Northern Transportation Company was launched on Tuesday the 23rd inst. This vessel is undoubtedly one of the strongest vessels afloat on fresh water. Iron has been used in her construction to the amount of 140,000 pounds, making her as strong as the material used, which was of the best to make any vessel. The dimensions of this craft are as follows: Length of keel 211 feet; depth of hold 14 ½ feet. The vessel when launched was almost already for service and will doubtless immediately go into commission to engage in the iron ore trade. The number of people to witness the launch was large, and everything went off successfully. It is due to this enterprising firm to say that this specimen of their work has no superior on the lakes in point of size or strength. The craft is called the HARVEY H. BROWN.
      Port Huron Times
      May 25, 1871
      MARINE ITEMS - The new barge recently built at this place known as the HARVEY H. BROWN cleared from this port on Sunday in tow of the COLIN CAMPBELL. She will enter immediately into the carrying trade.
      Port Huron Times
      June 8, 1871

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Harvey H. Brown (Barge), 23 May 1871