The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sassacus (Tug), 8 Oct 1864


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LAUNCH OF THE SASSACUS
Dimensions, &c., of the tug SASSACUS launched Thursday afternoon at Quayle & Martin’s Ship Yard.
      The large and beautiful steam-tug SASSACUS, owned by H. N. Strong, Esq., of Detroit, was launched on Thursday afternoon from the shipyard of Quayle & Martin. She is one of the best boats of the sort afloat. Her dimensions are as follows: length over all, 128 feet; breadth of beam, 20 feet; depth of hold, 11 feet; burthen 250 tons. Her engines were manufactured at the Cuyohoga Works.The cylinder is 30 inch stroke, with 26 1/2 diameter of the bore. The length of the boiler is eight feet, and it is plated with iron, three-eighths of an inch in thickness. The fitting up of the tug has been done by Thomas Murphy. It is intended for wrecking purposes generally, and towing from Lake Erie to Lake Huron.
      Cleveland Leader
      October 8, 1864 4- 4


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launch, Cleveland
Date of Original:
1864
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McN.E.5767
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sassacus (Tug), 8 Oct 1864