The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary (Propeller), U91493, 23 Aug 1882

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The frames for the Marine City Stave Co.'s new steamer for the River Route are now being put together and it is expected that the hull will be ready to receive the machinery to be built by the Herreshoff Mfg. Co. of Bristol, R. I. by May 1st. The engine will be compound with cylinder 14 x 24 x 24.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, February 17, 1882
The new steamer MARY will be launched at Marine City this afternoon
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, August 24, 1882
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The long looked for launch of the Stave Co.'s new river steamer MARY took place Thursday afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock and was witnessed by hundreds of spectators. The last support being knocked away, she slid very gracefully as far as the ways reached and then landed anything but gracefully in the mud, where she now lies.
      Port Huron daily Times
      Saturday, August 26, 1882
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The MARY is now afloat. Her engines are of the celebrated Herreshoff machinery consisting of a compound condensing engine 14 and 24 x 24. The propeller has been sheathed with iron to protect her from ice and the bottom painted with copper paint.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, August 29, 1882

The Marine City Stave Company's new steamer, the MARY, Captain Harry Dale, is one of the most handsome and staunch vessels on the St. Clair River. She is 135 feet in length over all. Her engines are the finest pieces of machinery ever run on the lakes, and have made 124 revolutions with her seven foot wheel when carrying only 80 pounds of steam. Her equipment in the way of pumps, boats, life-rafts, and life-saving apparatus generally is very complete; the internal fittings are conveient and handsome, and her speed is above the average.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Sept./Nov., 1882
Steam screw MARY. U. S. No. 91493. Of 170.91 tons gross; 116.58 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich, 1882. Home port, Marine City, Mich. 126.0 x 20.0 x 9.4.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Mary (Propeller), U91493, 23 Aug 1882