The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. C. Francis (Tug), 1 Sep 1873


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      The new tug W.C. FRANCIS was launched at the yard of Geo. Notter, at Black Rock, a few days since. Her owners are Messrs. F.L. Danforth, James M. Carroll, James Ash and James Byers. Capt. Byers, who supervised her construction, somewhat, especially her outfit, will command her. She will be out in a few days running in the Hand line, and will be entitled to a further notice on her appearance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 8, 1873 3-4

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      The new tug W.C. FRANCIS was out yesterday on trial of her machinery. She is reported as possessing a fine model with great power. Her steam power is equal to the BRYANT. She will run in the Hnad line by Capt. Byers, who is part owner in conjunction with Messrs. F.L. Danforth, James M. Carroll, James Ash. she was built by Geo. Notter. Her dimesions are 67 ft. keel, 15 ft. beam and 8 ft. hold. The engine and wheel are from the establishment of Sutton Bros. The cylinder is 18 x 20. The boiler is one of Phillip Riter's best.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 12, 1873 3-5


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launch, Black Rock
Date of Original:
1873
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McN.E.5931
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. C. Francis (Tug), 1 Sep 1873