The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Metamora (Propeller), 14 Oct 1866

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SEIZURE OF A CANADIAN TUG AT DETROIT. - The Detroit Post of Monday says: "Yesterday afternoon the British tug METAMORAS, commanded by Captain Duncanson, was seized by the United States Revenue cutter FESSENDEN, for towing vessels chartered by the United States government. The same tug was seen towing four vessels down the river on Tuesday, and the revenue cutter officials have since kept at sharp look-out for her, finally nabbing her in the act. There is a law prohibiting the towage of United States vessels by tugs chartered by the British government, hence the seizure."
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 17, 1866
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      RELEASE OF THE METAMORA. - The foreign tug-boat METAMORA, recently seized on the river, and tied up at the dock, for towing vessels in American waters, without having complied with existing laws on the subject, was yesterday released by giving sufficient bonds, when proceeded up the river to her recent cruising grounds. - Detroit Free Press, 18th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, October 20, 1866

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Metamora (Propeller), 14 Oct 1866