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Calumet (Propeller), U12514, 1 Jun 1873

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On Saturday afternoon the new tug CALUMET, built by Messrs. Gibson & Craig for Mr. Joseph Gregory, of Houghton, Lake Superior, made a trial trip to test the working of machinery. Quite a number of persons interested were on board and the trip was made pleasant in a social way, suitable provisions having been made for that purpose. The trip extended up to Pt. Abino, and the performance of the tug was satisfactory in every respect. Every new craft turned out by these builders adds to their reputation as first class ship builders. Capt. Paul Pelkey has had general supervision of the construction of the tug, in the interest of the owner, and in a letter published in another column speaks in flattering terms of the builders. Capt. Pelkey leaves with the tug tomorrow, destined for Houghton, Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 2, 1873 3-5

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THE CALUMET. - The new tug CALUMET built by Gibson & Craig for Joseph Gregory of Houghton, has taken her departure for Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Tuesday, June 3, 1873

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Steam screw CALUMET. U. S. No. 12514. Of 40 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1873. 66.0 x 15.3 x 8.0. Sold Canadian with Canada No. C 71618 [no date, but before 1880]
      Herman Runge Notes

Steam screw CALUMET. Official Canada No. 71618. Of 40 tons gross; 27 tons register. Built Buffalo, U. S., 1873. Home port, Montreal, Que. 66.0 x 15.3 x 8.0 Owned by Sincennes & McNaugton Line, Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registery Book of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Calumet (Propeller), U12514, 1 Jun 1873