The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ella M. Smith (Tug), 1 May 1876

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Mr. George King is master builder of Smith's new tug now on the stocks at Algonac and well along towards completion.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 17, 1876

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      LAUNCH: The ELLA M. SMITH is certainly as neat and graceful a craft as ever slid off the stocks at Algonac. She is 100' x 20' x 9' and draws 7' 6" of water on an even keel. George King of Marine City was her master builder and he has creditably sustained and even increased his reputation as a boat builder. In his thorough and workmanlike construction of this boat. The SMITH will be housed in, and is designed for duty on the shores of Saginaw Bay. Her boiler is 6' 7" in diameter and 17' long, while to turn a wheel of 7' 4" in size, an engine of 22 x 24 is provided.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, June 2, 1876

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Ella M. Smith (Tug), 1 May 1876