The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
E. P. Dorr (Propeller), 5 May 1856

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LAUNCHES. - A new propeller was launched on Saturday, at the yard of Bidwell & Banta, for the Western Transportation Company. She was built for Robert Montgomery & S.S. Guthrie, and was sold by these gentlemen to the W.T. Co.
      Bidwell & Banta also launched the schooner C.N. JOHNSON. She measures 140 feet keel, 26 feet beam, 11 feet hold, and registers about 375 tons. She was built for E.K. Bruce, by whom she was sold to J.S. Johnson.
      Van Slyke, Notter & Co. are to launch this afternoon from their yard, foot of Genesee Street, at 4 o'clock, the tug they have been building for the Chicago Mutual and Garden City Insurance Companies of Chicago, and the Star Insurance Company, of Ogdensburgh. This vessel is to be used in and about the harbor of Chicago and neighborhood.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 5, 1856

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      The tug launched on Monday evening by Van Slyke, Notter & Co. for the Chicago Mutual and other insurance Companies, has been named the "E.P.DORR." and will be commanded by Capt. Harding.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 7, 1856

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E. P. Dorr (Propeller), 5 May 1856