The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 May, 1872


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WRECKING PONTOONS. - John Oades, at his shipyard in this city, has nearly completed two barge pontoons for the Coast Wrecking Company, capable of raising a weight of eight hundred tons, and doubtless the largest ever brought into service on the Western lakes. The dimensions of each are as follows: Length 124 feet, breadth 14 feet and depth 10 feet. They will have six wells to pass chains through thence to the vessel. With such monster appliances for the raising of sunken or wrecked vessels there will be no such thing as fail. The pontoons are yet at Oades shipyard and are well worthy of inspection.


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18 May, 1872
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GLN.3421
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English
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 18 May, 1872