Ira Chaffee (Barge), 24 May 1878
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The owner of the old propeller IRA CHAFFEE has decided to turn her into a steam barge. Her rebuild will be thorough. All above the main deck will be new, and instead of having her cabins run the whole length of her as heretofore, they will be situated aft. Her hull is in a remarkable state of preservation, not a plank or frame being rotten.
Friday, May 24, 1878
Steam screw IRA CHAFFEE. U. S. No. 12131. Of 193.62 tons gross; 116.12 tons net. Built Allegan, Mich., 1867. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
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- rebuilt as steam barge
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes