THE NORTH WESTERN INSURANCE CO.'s WRECKING TUG " HECTOR." - This new and powerful tug, which made her first appearance in our harbor on Saturday, was modeled and built by Peck & Masters, at Cleveland, under the superintendence of B.A. Stannard, Government Hull Inspector. She has a powerful engine, 26 1/2 by 30, which together with her machinery, were built by the Cuyahoga Furnace Co. Her hull is built of oak, in the most substantial manner, and she is iron sheathed, and has an iron bow. She is 117 feet on deck, 20 feet beam and 10 1/2 feet hold, and measures 220 tons. Competent judges pronounce her to be a beautiful model, and no pains have been spared in making her a star tug in ever respect. She is valued at $18,000.
The HECTOR is designed for wrecking purposes on Lake Ontario, for which she has two Worthington Steam Pumps and the necessary apparatus. - Oswego Times.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Saturday, November 22, 1862
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Steamer HECTOR. U. S. No. 11195. Of 107.46 gross tons. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
THE NEW "ERIE BELLE"
The Canadian propeller ERIE BELLE, formerly the tug HECTOR, is expected to be ready to go on her route between Windsor, Amherstburg and Pelee Island on Monday next. Her upper works are all on, and the finishing touches to them are now being added. It is believed that she will make at least 15 miles an hour. Capt. Jacques Laframboise will command her; Frank B. Hackett will be mate; Henry Reaume, clerk; and Felix Jones, engineer. There is some talk of having her include Sandusky in her route.
Detroit Post & Tribune
Thursday, April 10, 1879