The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Allen Bully (Propeller), 16 Apr 1877

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MARINE NEWS FROM SAGINAW:- East Saginaw, April 6. -- Navigation is fairly open and boats are moving on Saginaw River. The river is rising rapidly. The steam barge HELEN BULLY, built here, was successfully launched this afternoon. She cost $4,000.
      Detroit Tribune
      Monday, April 9, 1877

The new steam barge or scow ALLEN BULLY has just been completed at East Saginaw. She is 87 feet long, 28 feet beam, and will draw about 3 feet of water. She will be used for freight, towing &c., on the river until the middle of June, when she will make the attempt to raise the barge KATE BULLY, lost at the head of Manitou Island six years ago, and owned by Mr. Bully.
      Detroit Tribune
      Friday, May 11, 1877

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Allen Bully (Propeller), 16 Apr 1877