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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Nov. 28, 1856

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New Tug Boat. - Ald. Rogers is now making arrangements for the construction of a new steam tug for Capt. Peter P. Wright, of the Robert Reed, which for beauty of model and power will not be surpassed on the Lakes. It will be completed by the opening of navigation, and add greatly to the facilities of our harbor.

In 1853 Capt. Wright purchased the small tug Schuyler, and for two seasons did good service in our harbor with his comparatively small facilities. By untiring energy and industry he was enabled with the proceeds of the sale of this boat and his earnings to purchase the Robert Reed, of Albany, with which he has been if incalculable service to our shipping the past two seasons.

Ever ready to answer the call of distress in fair or foul weather, he has earned for himself and steamer an enviable reputation and a large and growing business. he now finds it necessary to increase his facilities for tugging, and intends the new one shall be fully equal to the emergency.

We are often under obligations to Capt. Wright, for Marine News at an early hour, and take great pleasure in noting this indication of his enterprise and prosperity; may he reap that reward always attendant on honesty, industry and sobriety.

Ald. Roger's reputation as a ship builder is sufficiently established to warrant us in saying that this new tug will be a "crack boat."

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Nov. 28, 1856