The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. D. Cushing (Propeller), U26893, 21 Jul 1868

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The new tug W.D. CUSHING was launched at Cleveland on Saturday P.M. from the yard of Stevens & Presley. The new tug is of the following dimensions: Length, 71 ft.; beam 15 ft. 6 inches; hold, 8 ft. 6 inches; measures about 40 tons, and cost $12,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 21, 1868 3-3

      The W. D. CUSHING is the name of a fine new tug which left the stocks at Cleveland last week; the following figures show her dimensions: length, 71 feet; beam, 15 feet 6 inches; hold, 8 feet 6 inches. Measures about 40 tons, and cost $12,000. She will be employed in the towing service on the Cuyahoga River.
      Chicago Tribune
      Wednesday, July 22, 1868
Steam screw W.D. CUSHING. U. S. No. 26893. Of 39 tons gross; 16 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1868. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 62.3 x 16.2 x 6.5 Of 100 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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W. D. Cushing (Propeller), U26893, 21 Jul 1868