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R. C. Brittain (Propeller), U110327, 6 Jun 1877

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The new propeller to be launched at Saugatuck today will be christened R.C. BRITTAIN in honor of it's owners.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      June 6, 1877

launch. -- Saugatuck, June 7. -- The propeller built here last winter was successfullu launched this afternoon. As she slid gracefully into the water the name R.C. BRITTAIN was pronounced, which was received with deafening cheers.
      Detroit Tribune
      Friday, June 8, 1877

Steam screw R.C. BRITTAIN. U. S. No. 110327. Of 200.17 gross tons; 148.73 tons net. Built Saugatuck, Mich., 1877. Home port, Toledo, O. 142.2 x 24.0 x 8.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
Propeller R. C. BRITTAIN. Of 286 tons. Built Saugatuck 1877 by J. Elliott. Owned by R.C. Btriiain. Home port, Saugatuck. Value $14,000. Class, A 2
      Associastion of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879

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R. C. Brittain (Propeller), U110327, 6 Jun 1877