The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 17 Jul, 1877

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Previous to being changed from a propeller to a schooner barge, the Thomas A. Scott carried one thousand tons of freight. Now she carries 1,320 tons, or 320 tons more than formerly. This will give a fair idea of the weight of a propeller's machinery, together with the coal necessary for consumption, to say nothing of the space occupied. It is considered altogether probable that the Gordon Campbell will also be converted into a schooner barge, with proportionate gain in carrying capacity.

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The GORDON CAMPBELL (later STRATHMORE) continued as a propeller until lost on Lake Superior in 1909.
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17 Jul, 1877
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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 Advertiser and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 17 Jul, 1877