The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oscar Townsend (Propeller), U19385, 24 Jul 1873

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LAUNCH OF THE STEAMSHIP "OSCAR TOWNSEND" -- A new barge, or more properly steamship, built by Mr. E. Fitzgerald was launched on the afternoon of the 24th at 2:20 which was about 10 minutes sooner than the launch was advertised. She went off beautifully amid the cheers of hundreds of people who had assembled to see it. She is of excellent model, well built, of great capacity and looks well in all respects. She is intended for the iron ore trade and is owned by Capt. Ed. Kelley and others who constitutes a firm known as the Lake Superior Transportation Co. She carries three masts and measures 123 keelson to main truck, is 210 overall and 200 keel, with depth of hold of 15 feet, breadth of beam 33 feet 10 inches. She is painted a deep green. If weather remains fine she will be ready for service in about 10 days. Much credit is due her builders, for the handsome specimen of Port Huron shipbuilding they have turned out.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, July 25, 1873

Steam screw OSCAR TOWNSEND. U. S. No. 19385. Of 1037.91 tons gross; 835.50 tons net. Built Port Huron, Mich., 1873. Home port, Cl;eveland, Ohio. 192.0 x 33.4 x 14.4 Of 458 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Oscar Townsend (Propeller), U19385, 24 Jul 1873