The tug NOAH P. SPRAGUE, which exploded and sunk opposite the city in November, 1857, and was raised last fall, has been rebuilt, and came out again yesterday looking as good as new. She has been thoroughly renovated, and is in all respects as good as a new tug. She leaves for Buffalo, where she will be absent about 2 weeks to complete her outfit, when she will return ready for towing again on the river.
Detroit Free Press
June 9, 1859
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THE N. P. SPRAGUE. -- This tug, which we have hereto informed our readers was being rebuilt, is now ready for sea. She is virtually new, and in strength of build and neatness of finish will compare favorably with any other craft. She is without doubt a more valuable boat than when she first came from the builders hands two years ago.
The SPRAGUE will be commanded by Capt. Jas. F. Snow, who is a thorough master of his profession. She leaves for Buffalo tonight to return in about two weeks, when she will be fully prepared for general service. Success to her. --- Detroit Tribune.
Buffalo Daily Courier
June 10, 1859
Steam screw N.P. SPRAGUE. U. S. No. 130038. Of 186.46 tons gross; 93.23 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1874. Home port, Cleveland. O. 96.0 x 21.4 x 9.2.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
Steam screw tug NOAH P. SPRAGUE. U. S. No. 130038. Of 173 gross tons. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1857 by F.W. Jones. 96.0 x 21.4 x 9.2. Sold foreign, Canadian from 1871 to 1874, then back to U. S.
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