The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Excelsior (Propeller), U136325, 23 Jun 1892

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The Maytham tug, which may be launched Tuesday, has not yet been named. Her general dimensions are: length 92 feet, beam 19 feet, depth of hold 10 feet. She will be fitted with a Riter boiler 9 x 14 feet, tested to 140 pounds working pressure, and a single high pressure engine 24 x 28 inches, built by Sutton Bros. Her screw is 7 feet 9 inches in diameter with 10 1/2 foot lead. O'Grady & Mather are the builders.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, June 20, 1892

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Maytham's new tug, which will be out next week, had steam up yesterday. She has been named "EXCELSIOR."
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 26, 1892

Steam screw EXCELSIOR. U. S. No. 136325. Of 73.24 tons gross; 36.62 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1892. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 72.5 x 19.2 x 10.5
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1895

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Excelsior (Propeller), U136325, 23 Jun 1892