The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kittie D. (Tug), 3 Apr 1907

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The little fish tug KITTIE D. which was sold to Charles Voetch from
Dunkirk where she caused quite a stir 2 years ago between the United States
and Canadian governements. The tug will run between Black Rock and Grand
Island this summer as a pleasure craft.
      The KITTIE D. was responsible in a great way for the controversy
between this country and Canada over the boundary line on Lake Erie, which
is not settled yet, and probably never will be to everybody's satisfaction.
About 2 years ago the tug was out on a fishing expedition on Lake Erie when
the Canadian revenue cutter PETREL thought she was on the wrong side and
gave chase, resulting in her capture. After a year of wrangling in the
Dominion Courts, the tug was released, her owners convincing the court she
was in American waters at the time.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 3, 1907 9-3

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William R. McNeil
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Kittie D. (Tug), 3 Apr 1907