The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Novelty (Tug), 28 Oct 1853

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      We understand that the Messrs. Guthrie have contracted for another boat, to be called the NOVELTY. 109 feet long, 16 feet beam and 6 feet depth of hold. which is already launched, with her deck and guards all completed. ready for her machinery. She is to be driven by one of the powerful engines taken from the Canal Pumping Works, which they have purchased for this object and will make it the most complete tug boat north of New Orleans. She will be out early in the next season.
      There will be introduced a novel feature in these boats, invented by Mr. Guthrie It is a transverse propeller working through and through the bows of the boats in a wrought iron pipe 20 inches in diameter, by which the vessel may be navigated without a rudder
      Chicago Journal
      October 28. 1853

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Novelty (Tug), 28 Oct 1853