The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chauncey Hurlbut (Propeller), 27 Nov 1873

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A new vessel was launched at St. Clair on Thanksgiving day. The length of the keel is 181 ft.; breadth of beam 32 ft. and 8 inches; depth of hold 13 ft. The vessel is owned by the Chandler Bros., of Detroit, and is a propeller barge with 3 masts. The engine is the construction of J.W.H, Rodda, machinist of Detroit. The wheel is the Philadelphia pattern, 9 ft. in diameter. The vessel when completed, will cost about $65,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 2, 1873 3-5

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A steam barge for Chandler Bros. of Detroit was launched from the shipyard of Simon Langell at St. Clair Thanksgiving Day (Mov. 27). She in named CHAUNCY HURLBUT.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, December 2, 1873

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A few days since at St. Clair the stmb. CHAUNCEY HURLBUT was successfully launched. She is of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 180 ft.; length on deck 195 ft.; beam 32 ft.; hold, 14 ft.; registers, 839 tons, carpenter measurement; estimated carrying capacity, iron ore, 825 tons.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 8, 1873 3-5

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Chauncey Hurlbut (Propeller), 27 Nov 1873