The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Okoura (Propeller), 17 Sep 1868


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LAUNCH. -- The Owen Sound Advertiser remarks. - On the I7th. of September the new screw steamer OKOURA, built and owned by Mr. Dunn of this town, was successfully launched. She is intended for rafting and general purposes on Georgian Bay. On Saturday the 28 th. ult., she made a trial trip, which gave entire satisfaction, running two and a half miles in 10 minutes. Her dimensions are - Length, 65 feet overall; beam, 15 feet and depth of hold, 5 feet. She is propelled by a 16 inch, direct acting high-pressure engine.
      Chicago Tribune
      Thursday, October 8, 1868



On the 1 JIh Sept. The new screw steam tug :Okonra" built and owned by Mr. Dunn of this town, was successfully launched amidst great cheering. She is intended for rafting and general purpose on Georgian Bay. On Saturday last she made a trial trip which gave entire satisfaction, running two and a half miles in ten minutes. Her dimensions are 65 feet length, over all 13feet beam, depth of hold 3 feet. She is propelled by a 16 inch direct acting high pressure engine, manufactured by Messrs. Becket of Hamilton. The propelling screw is five feet in diameter, and made 150 revolutions per minute on her trial trip. She leaves on Monday next for Penetanguishene to commence her labors, under the mastership of Mr. Edwin Dunn, one of the enterprising owners.
      Owen Sound Advertiser
      October 1,1868



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launch, Owen Sound
Date of Original:
1868
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McN.E.9679
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Okoura (Propeller), 17 Sep 1868