The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Reindeer (Tug), 28 Jul 1861

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The tug REINDEER returned last evening at 7:00 from the raft expedition, which Capt. Keeler states reached Port Burwell, where it remains for the present. On Monday night last, in consequence of the heavy weather which prevailed, the raft became seperated, and the tow line parted. The men were taken off the timber, and both tugs remained in the vicinity until morning, when another line was made fast and the timber towed into the above port, none of it getting lost. The owner of the raft was met at that place, who expressed himself much satisfied with the operation. The REINDEER proceeds to Lake Huron to bring another raft, which will be taken to Port Colborne. In the meantime the timber now at Port Burwell will be put together again and taken on by the REINDEER on her return to that place.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 20, 1861

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William R. McNeil
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Reindeer (Tug), 28 Jul 1861