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Ogemaw (Propeller), U155035, 4 Apr 1881

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VESSEL BUILDING. -- At St. Clair, S. Langeon is building for J. L. Woods & Co., of Cleveland, O., a new steam barge for the lumber trade from Au Sable to Cleveland. She is 165 feet keel, 177 feet over all, 11 feet hold, 30 feet beam. Dimensions of engine, 27 x 32 inches, high pressure. She will be ready June 1st, and commanded by Captain Fish, now of the steam barge OSCEOLA. Captain Slyfield is rebuilding the burned hull of the propeller CLEVELAND. He will make a tow barge for the lumber trade of her. Mr. Langeon will soon lay the keel of a 45,000 bushel vessel for Whitney & Co., of Detroit.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, April 4, 1881

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Port Notes. -- The new steambarge OGEMAW is again in the harbor with a cargo of lumber from Au Sable for Wood, Perry & Co., her owners. The vessel was built at St. Clair during the past winter, by S. Langoon, [Langel She is an excellent craft and good carrier, being of the following dimensions: Length of keel 165 feet; overall 177 feet; hold 11 feet, and beam 30 feet. Her engine is 27 x 82 inches, high pressure.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, July 22, 1881
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The new steam barge OGEMAW was launched at St. Clair on Saturday afternoon. Her owners are messrs. Woods & Co., of Cleveland.
      Port Hurnon Daily Times
      Thursday, June 9, 1881
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Propeller OGEMAW, 625 tons, built St. Clair 1881 by Langel. Owned by Hood, Perry & Co.,. Home port, St. Clair. Value $54,000 Class A 1. Remarks -- Double iron arches.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification, 1882

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OGEMAW, steam screw. U. S. Official Number 155035. Length 167 feet; Beam 30 feet; Depth 13 feet. Gross tonnage 625.18. Net tonnage 333,03. Horse power 500. Built St. Clair, Mich., 1881. Home port, Oscoda, Mich.
      List of Merchant Vessel of
      the United States, 1885

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Ogemaw (Propeller), U155035, 4 Apr 1881