The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Home (Tug), 11 Apr 1861


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TUG LAUNCHES. -- A fine A 1 tug, to be called the HOME, will be launched from the yard of her builder, Messrs. Jones & Hardison, of this city, tomorrow afternoon. The tug named after one of our most reliable Lake Underwriting Insurance Co's, is owned by W. Wood & Son, is 66 feet long, 14 feet beam, 7 feet 9 inches hold, and will register about sixty six tons. She is built of the very best material, heavily framed, and bottomed with 3½ inch plank. Her deck planks are four inches in thickness. She is well "kneed off," and her model in every part is exceedingly graceful. Her engine and machinery were furnished by David Bell. The former is built of the best Philadelphia iron, with a 16 by 22 inch cylinder. The boiler is 5½ by 11 feet shell. The wheel is six feet in diameter, and of Philadelphia pattern.
The tug will draw 6½ feet of water, and will compare with any simiral craft extant in the creek for speed and availability. The line of harbor tugs controlled by the Messrs. Cook, now comprises the H.M. MARTIN; O.L. SWIFT and HOME.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 8, 1861


      A fine new tug, to be called the HOME, will be launched from the yard of her builder, Messrs. Jones & Hardison, of this city, tomorrow afternoon. This tug is owned by W. Cook & son, and is 66 ft. long, 14 ft. beam, 7 ft. 9 inches hold, and will register about 66 tons. The line of harbor tugs controlled by the Messrs. Cook now comprise the H.M. MARTIN, O.L. SWIFT and HOME. - Buffalo Commercial, April 8.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 11, 1861


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new tug built Buffalo
Date of Original:
1861
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McN.E.2289
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Home (Tug), 11 Apr 1861