The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. A. Adams (Propeller), 2 Jun 1881

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Last evening between 6 and 7:00 there was launched from the Union Drydock Co.'s shipyard a fine new tug, built for Messrs. Byers Bros. of this city. The work was sublet to Messrs. Maberly & Fuller, who carried it out in a very satisfactory manner under the personal supervision of Capt. Drake. Her dimensions are 71 ft. 6 inches over all, 16 feet 6 inch beam, and 9 ft. 4 inches hold. She is framed of the best white oak, thoroughly seasoned, and is of handsome model. She will be driven by a vertical engine having an 18 inch cylinder with 22 inch stroke, to which steam will be supplied from an Otis steel boiler 13 ft. in length with a 6 ft. 6 inch shell, constructed by the late firm of Donaldson & Patterson. Her engine is from the works of Messrs. Knight & Sisson and will drive a 6 foot 8 inch wheel. She has been called the A.C. ADAMS, after the popular young gentleman of that name, who acts as cashier and bookeeper for Capts. Hand & Johnson, in whose line the ADAMS will run under the command of Capt. R.L. Byers, part owner. Taken altogether the ADAMS is a very fine boat and will make a valuable addition to the Line. Her cost when complete will be close on $12,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 2, 1881 1-8

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A fine new tug called the A. C. ADAMS was launched this evening at the Union Ship yards, for Byers Brothers, and will run in Hand & Johnson's tug line, in charge of Captain R. L. Byers. Dimensions:-- 71 feet 6 inches over all, 16 feet 6 inches beam, and 9 feet 4 inches hold. Engine, 18 by 22, with steel boiler, and 6 foot 8 inch wheel. She cost close on to $12,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, June 2, 1881

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C. A. Adams (Propeller), 2 Jun 1881