The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Reindeer (Tug), 18 Nov 1857

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NEW TUG. -- The REINDEER is the graceful and appropriate name of a steam tug which has just received the finishing touches at the ship yard of Campbell & Co., in this city. She is 110 feet in length, breadth of beam 32 feet 8 inches. She has a beautiful engine, built by Kellog & Co., of this city. Her boilers were made by John Dunham, and are uncommonly thick, and of the very best iron. The REINDEER is owned by Messrs. E. G. Merrick & Co., of this city. -- Detroit Tribune, 16th.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, November 18, 1857
Steam screw REINDEER. Of 201 tons. Built Detroit, Mich., 1857. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION. -- Sold foreign 1864.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reindeer (Tug), 18 Nov 1857