A dispatch to the Free Press from East Saginaw says: The new schooner barge T. H. CAHOON, owned by L. P. Mason & Co., was successfully launched Wdnesday afternoon. She is 167 feet over all, 31 feet beam, 10 feet 6 inches hold, and is of 434 tons burden, and cost $22,000. She will carry 600,000 feet of lumber. She will be sailed by Captain Peter Edgar, of Cleveland, and will commence loading for Cleveland at $2:75. Two sister craft, about the same size, are nearly completed.
Friday, May 6, 1881
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The THOMAS H. CAHOON.
The schooner Barge THOMAS H. CAHOON arrived yesterday from Saginaw on her maiden trip. She is the first of three barges building at Saginaw for the M. Line. She is named in honor of Mr. Cahoon, a prominent lumber dealer on Columbus street and Councilman from the Tenth Ward, who presented her with her colors. Her dimensions are: Keel, 163 feet; over all, 167 feet; beam, 31 feet; hold, 10 feet 6 inches. She has two masts and is schooner rigged. The frame of this craft is of the best oak. The cabin is 20 x 20 feet in size divided into kitchen, dining room, two rooms for berths and Captain's rooms. These are elegantly fitted up. The CAHOON cost $22,000, and has a capacity of 600,000 feet of lumber, on ten feet of water. Her Custom House measurement is 434 tons. She is commanded by Captain Peter Edgar, of Cleveland. Her owners are Messrs. L. P. Mason; Gurden Corning, and A. T. Bliss, of Saginaw, and T. H. Cahoon, of Cleveland, the latter owning one-fourth.
Hereafter the vessel will carry lumber to Buffalo, as will the others of the fleet when they are completed.
Wednesday, May 18, 1881
NOTE: Of the two sister craft, one was the IDA CORNING and the other is likely the NELLIE MASON.