The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. C. Schenck (Tug), 24 Dec 1891

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The tug S.C. SCHENCK, without doubt the most perfect boat of her class on the chain of lakes, was built by the Union Dry Dock Company of Buffalo last year. She was built of steel, is 100 feet over all, 20 + feet breadth of beam, draught 12 feet. She has fore and aft compound engine built by H. G. Trout of Buffalo ; size of cylinders 20 x 40 x 3O, with Worthington independent condenser. All other pumps run independent of the engine. The engine turns a Trout wheel 9 feet in diameter and 12 + feet pitch 140 turns running light and 115 tied up. The boiler is of the marine type and was built by the Lake Erie Boiler Works of Buffalo, 9 + feet diameter and 14 feet long, steam allowed 125 pounds ; has 63 square feet of grate surface with air tight ash pit so arranged as to burn hard coal screeningshas 47 inch fan blower run by small engine 7 x 9 inches stroke: that gives forced blast, making all the steam she can use without the least trouble. She has the Dunham steam steerer. One of the nice features of this boat is that there is no coal smoke to hide the stakes and fill the eyes of the captains of vessels being towed when the wind is ahead. She is owned by S.C. SCHENCK, Toledo, and in connection with the tugs BUTLER and UNCLE SAM makes up the White Star Tug Line at Toledo.
      The Marine Review
      December 24, 1891

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S. C. Schenck (Tug), 24 Dec 1891