The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A. A. Bellinger (Propeller), 21 Apr 1881

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The new tug A.A. BELLINGER, hailing from Tonawanda, and owned by Capt. Adam Hartman, arrived up Tuesday evening from that port with the barge H.L. POTTER... The BELLINGER was built in this city last year by Messrs. O'Grady & Maher, at thier yard near the Genesee St. bridge and is cary handsome craft for her size. She was launched in Ocotber, but did not run more than a month or 6 weeks before the close of all navigation for the season. Her dimensions are 50 ft. over all with 12 ft. beam and 6 ft. 4 inches hold. Her engine is 13 inch diameter with 1 ft. 2 inch stroke to which steam is supllied by an Otis Steel boiler 9 ft. long, with 54 inch shell, with return flues; it will be allowed to carry 115 lbs. of steam to the square inch. She is neatly painted and will run between her and Tonawanda towing canal boats or barges.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 21, 1881 4-6

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A. A. Bellinger (Propeller), 21 Apr 1881