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The Douglass (Tug), 4 Jun 1872


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Yesterday afternoon a new tug called THE DOUGLAS was launched from the shipyard of David Bell. She is composite, and the first vessel of the kind ever built on the lakes. Her frames, keelsons and deck beams are of iron, and the remainder of wood, 3 inch oak planks being used in her construction. The dimensions are 70 ft. in length, 15 1/2 ft. beam, and 7 ft. depth of hold. The engine has 21 inch stroke and 18 1/2 inch diameter of bore.
      The tug was built for Messrs. Douglas & Clarke and will be used in the work on the new Water Works Tunnel.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 4, 1872 3-1



A composite tug, built for Messrs. Clark and Douglass, by David Bell, to be used in the work of constructing the new water works tunnel, was launched yesterday, and christened " The DOUGLASS," in honor of the Black Duke of Scotland.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      June 4, 1872


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Date of Original:
1872
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McN.E.4161
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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The Douglass (Tug), 4 Jun 1872