[Special telegram to the Inter Ocean]
Bay City, Mich., June 29. -- The propeller OSCEOLA, for Wood's lake Superior Line, built at Wheeler & Crane's yard, at this port, was launched this afternoon about 4 o'clock. Dimensions over all, 195 feet; Keel, 182 feet; beam, 33 feet; hold, 13 feet 6 inches. She will have a compound engine, low pressure forty inches, and high pressure, twenty-three, with a stroke of thirty six inches. The boiler will be sixteen feet long by nine, shell. Her estimated cost is $70,000. She will be taken to Detroit to receive her machinery.
he J.W. Hall Great lakes marine Scrapbook, June/July, 1882
Steam screw OSCEOLA. U. S. No. 155063. Of 980.70 gross tons; 787.39 tons net. Built Bay City, Mich., 1882. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 83.5 x 33.9 x 13.5
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885