The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dave & Mose (Propeller), U6774, 26 May 1873

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The " DAVE & MOSE." a very handsome harbor tug, owned by Messrs. Patterson Cole, of this city, and built by Carroll Bros., at a cost of $5,000, was launched from their yard, foot of Wilkinson Street, yesterday afternoon.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Tuesday, May 27, 1873

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A fine new tug was launched from the yard of Carrol Bros. at the foot of Wilkeson Street yesterday afternoon. The name of this handsome craft is the DAVE & MOSE, after the members of the firm of Garson & August of this city. Her dinensions are as follows: Length, 47 feet; breadth, 11-1/2 feet; and depth of hold, 5-1/2 feet. Her engine has a 12 x 12 cylinder and was built by Knight, Sisson & Co. The boiler is from the shop of Donaldson, Sisson & Patterson. The boat is owned by Patterson & Cole and will be used for towing purposes on the canal. Her cost, complete, will be $5,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 27, 1873

Steam screw DAVE and MOSE. U. S. No. 6774. Of 10.33 tons gross; 5.17 tons net. Of 26 H. P. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1873. Home port, Port Huron, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Dave & Mose (Propeller), U6774, 26 May 1873