The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Argonaut (Barge), 1 Apr 1873

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The large double decker, named the ARGONAUT, was launched at Detroit on Saturday afternoon last.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1873 3-5

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      The Detroit Dry Dock Co., launched Saturday afternoon their double decker, named the ARGONAUT. The launch was a complete success. The vessel is one of the largest and staunchest ever built on the lakes.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, April 15, 1873

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Yesterday afternoon the fine new stmb. INTER OCEAN with the new barge ARGONAUT in tow, arrived in port. They loaded with wheat at Milwaukee, which place they left May 13, making the trip in about 4 1/2 days.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 17, 1873 3-6

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Advertisement - The new double-decker ARGONAUT, which is a counterpart of the INTER OCEAN is offered for sale. She measures 1,159 tons, has capacity for about 95,000 bu. oats, and is A1 in every particular. Was built with a view to receive propelling power, and can be easily converted into a steam vessel.
      For price and terms apply to
      Detroit Dry Dock Co., Detroit Mich.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 27, 1873 2-7

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Argonaut (Barge), 1 Apr 1873