The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commodore (Tug), 29 Mar 1881

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The O. B. GREEN is still imprisoned in the ice off Chicago. She has on board a month's provisions and five tons of coal. After May her name is to be changed to COMMODORE.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, March 29, 1881

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Chicago Tribune. -- Wednesday the name and papers of the old tug O. B. GREEN were changed. She will hereafter be known as the COMMODORE. Mr. Green's new tug is to bear the name of O. B. GREEN. Hence the change, which was arranged by mutual consent.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, April 1, 1881

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      Propeller COMMODORE, of 37 tons, built Chicago by J. Gregory in 1865. Owned by George Gilman. Home port, Chicago. Value $4,000. Class B 1. Remarks -- Tug, formerly O. B. GREEN.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification, 1882

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Commodore (Tug), 29 Mar 1881