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R. R. Elliott (Steamboat), U56349, 1 Apr 1854

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A new steam tug boat has just been finished, named the R.R. ELLIOTT, in compliment to one of our enterprising merchants. It was built by Mr. M.B. Kean, of Newport, who is also owner. The dimensions of the boat are as follows:- Length of keel, 165 ft.; breadth of beam, 28 ft.; depth of hold, 8 ft. 6 inches. The cylinder is 44 inch bore and 8 ft. stroke. The boiler was manufactured in this city by Messrs. J.& J. Brennan.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 1, 1854

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NEW TOW BOAT. -- A new tow boat named the R.R. ELLIOTT, built and owned at Newport by Mr. M.B. Kean, is being finished at out docks. Her dimensions are: Length of keel 164 feet; breadth of beam 28 feet - overall 48 feet; depth of hold 8 1/2 feet. She is of 400 tons burden. The engine of the MICHIGAN is being put into her which has 7 1/2 feet stroke and a bore of 44 inches. She will make a powerful tug, and is capable of doing the best of service on the Flats. -- Det. Trib.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, April 15, 1854

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R. R. Elliott (Steamboat), U56349, 1 Apr 1854