The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James Corrigan (Propeller), U205285, 15 May 1908

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      Buffalonians Go to Detroit to See New Boat Hit the Water.
A party of Buffalo and Tonawanda vessel men and their wives left for Detroit by boat last night to attend the launching of the new steel steamer JAMES CORRIGAN at the Ecorse yards of the Great Lakes Engineering Works today. The party included Mr. and Mrs. L. S. DeGraff, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kerr, Mr. And Mrs Norman D. Fish, James P. Mackenzie, John Mahar, Miss Mildred Mahar, Mr. and Mrs William M. Mills, Mr. And Mrs. Everett Kelsey, Mr. And Mrs. J. H. Tillitson of North Tonawanda, Capt. and Mrs. J. J. H. Brown, , Mr. And Mrs. Harvey L. Brown of Buffalo, Mr. And Mrs. Lucius W. Robinson and Miss Ruth Robinson of Rochester.
Miss Robinson will christen the boat, which is named for a Cleveland man. The CORRIGAN is the second of three steamers being built at the Ecorse yards for the Frontier Steamship Company at North Tonawanda.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, May 16, 1908

Steam screw JAMES CORRIGAN. U. S. No. 205285. Of 6,971 tons gross; 5,482 tons net. Built at Ecorse, Mich., in 1908. Home port, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 530.0 x 56.2 x 32.0 and a crew of 27. Freight service. Steel built. Of 1,800 indicated horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1911

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James Corrigan (Propeller), U205285, 15 May 1908