The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Winnebago (Propeller), U81871, 20 Mar 1903

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The first steel boat built by the Columbia Iron Works of St. Clair, the steamer WINNEBAGO, was launched on Saturday afternoon in the presence of 1,500 people, fully 150 beings from Port Huron. The boat is 210 x 29 x 16. As it slid from the ways it was christened by Miss Prindeville, daughter of Captain Prindeville of Chicago. The boat is owned by Capt. Prindeville and Capt's West and Boland of Buffalo. The Columbia Iron Works is composed of J.E.Botsford, F.D. Jenks and Charles O. Duncan and at the present time employs about 500 people.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, March 23, 1903
The WINNEBAGO, a new steel boat built For the Iroquois Transportation Company, was launched on Saturday from the yards of the Columbia Shipbuilding Company at St. Clair.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, March 24, 1903
      Steam screw WINNEBAGO. U. S. No. 81871. Of 1,091 tons gross. Built St. Clair, Mich., 1903. 200.0 x 29.3 x 13.7. Stranded Point Abino June 31, 1939.
      Herman Runge List

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Winnebago (Propeller), U81871, 20 Mar 1903