The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. Weston (Propeller), 12 May 1882

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The new stm. A. WESTON built at Mt. Clemens has left Detroit for Toledo where she will load coal for Milwaukee, after unloading which she will proceed to Manistique and load lumber for Tonawanda. The WESTON is substantially built, painted black and stands extremely high in the water, giving her the appearance of being top-heavy. Her height is accounted for by the fact that she was built at Mt. Clemens where there was not room to make her long and she had to be built up to obtain the proper capacity. She is a single engine 26 by 32 , and a boiler 9 1/4 x 16 with a wheel of 9 ft. 4 inches in diameter. She is commanded by Capt. William Dulac.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 12, 1882 4-5

Despite the storm a considerable number of people went down the river to Sharbineau's shipyard, Wednesday afternoon, to witness the launch of the A. WESTON. At 1:30 o'clock the craft glided gracefully into the water. The new boat is 177 feet over all, 165 feet keel, 32 feet beam, and 12 feet hold. Her engine will have a 30 inch stroke, the boiler dimensions of 9 x 16 feet. The WESTON will be towed to Detroit as soon as possible to receive her machinery and will go into the lumber trade between manistique and Tonawanda early in the spring. No better craft was ever turned out at Mt. Clemens.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Srapbook, March, 1882

      The new steam barge A. WESTON, built at Mt. Clemens, was complete to such an extent that she was able to depart for Toledo. She is painted black and has a single engine 28 x 32 built by the Dry Dock Engine Works. She will carry passengers as well as lumber.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, May 16, 1882

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A. Weston (Propeller), 12 May 1882