The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tobias Butler (Barge), 27 Aug 1872


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Millpoint, Aug. 27 - LAUNCH - At three o'clock this afternoon, the barge TOBIAS BUTLER, being the largest vessel ever built on the Bay of Quinte, was most successfully launched from the shipyard of Messrs. H.B. Rathbun & Son, of this place, in the presence of a large crowd of people. The TOBIAS BUTLER was built by the experienced ship-builder William Jamieson. Her timbers and sidings are of the finest white oak, got out expressly for this vessel. She is A No. 1 150 ft. keel, 30 ft. beam and 11 ft. hold. She is about 500 ton burden, and will carry over half a million feet of lumber. She will trade between the Bay of Quinte ports and Oswego. Her value is about $20,000.
      The Toronto Mail
      Wednesday, August 28, 1872

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Marine News. - Tuesday, the 27th inst., Messrs. Rathbun & Son launched from their ship yard at Mill Point, the barge Tobias Butler, the largest ever built on the Bay of Quinte. Her timbers and siding is of the finest white oak, got out expressly for this vessel. She is A. No. 1; fifty feet keel, thirty feet beam, eleven feet hold, about 500 tons. She will carry over half a million feet of lumber, and will trade between the Bay of Quinte ports and Oswego. Her value is about $20,000.
      Oswego Daily Palladium
      Friday, August 30, 1872


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launch, Millpoint
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1872
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McN.E.1103
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Tobias Butler (Barge), 27 Aug 1872