The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mascotte (Propeller), 27 Jul 1892

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The stmr. MASCOTTE has carried for some time on the peak of its pilot house an image of a dimunitive negro on the run, holding a broom in a menacing attitude. Capt. McMurray had this pickaninny perched in this position as a delicate intimation that in point of speed, the MASCOTTE had no rivals on the river. They do say however, in a neck and neck go coming up the current yesterday the MASCOTTE was somewhat left by the HARRISON. Anyway the haughty emblem of supremacy no longer adorns the MASCOTTE's pilot house.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      July 27, 1892 2-1

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      Capt. McMurray of the MASCOTTE has hoisted the little nigger with a broom on his pilot house again. He says that the only reason the HARRISON headed him was that his fireman and the engineer had some words and the former quit work at once, refusing to fire the boat the rest of the trip. A deck hand had to do it and could not keep the steam up.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 1, 1892 2-1

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Mascotte (Propeller), 27 Jul 1892