The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rescue (Propeller), 1 May 1855

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THE "RESCUE" --- This is the name of the new tug recently launched for Messrs. H.C. Walker and J.B. Shepard. The RESCUE was measured on Saturday, and registers over 280 tons. She will leave, this week, for the Detroit River. She made a trial trip on Friday, and proves herself to be a powerful and fast tug.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, May 21, 1855

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SHIP BUILDING AT BUFFALO. --- This completes the list of vessels now on the stocks, there are however, several others to be built, of which we have no particulars.
The foregoing 17 vessels now on the stocks and launched within a day or two show a tonnage of 6,160 tons. To which we add a list of vessels launched this spring, with their dimensions:--
      Class Name Tons Length Breadth Depth
Propeller RESCUE 285 125-5 25 10
Propeller DIME 60 --- -- --
Barque JOHN SWEENY 405 140-4 30 10-6
Schooner BAY STATE 341 127-9 25-10 10-6
Schooner ENTERPRIZE 297 121-9 25-10 10-3
Schooner PERSEVERANCE 294 121-2 25-9 10-4
Schooner ANTELOPE 337 127 26-2 11
Schooner J.F. TRACY 175 102 24 8
Schooner YORKTOWN 125 85 14 6-6
Schooner GENOA 198 104 25-9 9-3
This will give the total tonnage up to the present time from January, 1855, at 8,777 tons.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 19, 1855

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Rescue (Propeller), 1 May 1855