The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Flossie Thielcke (Propeller), U120372, 21 May 1879

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The wooden tug which has just been completed at the yard of Mr. David Bell, was sold yeasterday to Messrs. Thielcke & Gibson, of Chicago. She is to be called the FLOSSIE THIELCKE, and will be used for harbor towing at Chicago. --- Buffalo Express
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Sunday May 11, 1879

      The new tug FLOSSIE THIELCKE arrived in Chicago Monday, from Buffalo. She ran from this port to Milwaukee in the good time of four days and fourteen hours, including eighteen hours of detention.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, May 21, 1879

Steam screw FLOSSIE THIELCKE. U. S. No. 120372. Of 29.49 tons gross; 14.75 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1879. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 59.2 x 14.8 x 6.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Flossie Thielcke (Propeller), U120372, 21 May 1879