The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
L. P. Dayton (Tug), 8 Jun 1874

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      On Saturday last the new tug L.P. DAYTON, owned by Mr. John Hickler contractor for the Water-Works tunnel, made a trial trip down the river. A goodly company of Mr. Hickler's friends were on board, including His Honor Mayor Dayton, several members of the Common Council, city officials and others. The tug started from the foot of Erie St. about 10:00 in the morning, with colors flying, and brief stops were made at Black Rock, Tonawanda, and Navy Island. The excursion proved a very pleasant one. The party reached the city between 8 and 9:00 in the evening.
      The DAYTON was built by Mr. G.H. Notter, and is one of the handsomest and most powerful tugs in our waters. Mr. Hickler intends to use her in constructing the inlet piers for the Water Works. Her dimensions are as follows: Length over all, 75 ft.; breadth of beam, 16 ft.; depth of hold, 8 ft. 6 inches. The engine is of 22 inches bore and 22 inches stroke, and was constructed by the Pound Manufacturing Co. of Lockport. The boiler, which is of extra heavy iron, was made in this city at the shop of Philip Riter. The cost of the new tug is about $14,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 8, 1874 3-1

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L. P. Dayton (Tug), 8 Jun 1874