The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary Mills (Propeller), 3 Jul 1872

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The Phoenix Iron Works, of this city, have recently completed and shipped to Vicksburg the engines for the propeller barge being built by N. & B. Mills of that place. The engine is of 150 H. P., being 18" x 18" cylinder
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, July 1, 1872

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A letter from Marysville Tuesday says: It is expected that the steam barge which is being built of this place, will be launched tomorrow. Her dimensions are; 118 feet overall, beam, 24 feet 8 inches; depth of hold, 8 feet 6 inches. Her name is yet unknown.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, July 3, 1872

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The new steam barge which was launched on the afternoon of July 3 was a side launch and was a success. Her name is MARY MILLS and she is now lying by the dock receiving her engine, cabin and other fixtures.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, July 11, 1872

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Mary Mills (Propeller), 3 Jul 1872