The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. W. Peabody (Propeller), U75050, 1 Apr 1861

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At Allen's boat yard on the Hamburg canal, a substantial and fine looking tug was launched on Saturday afternoon. The tug is built for Mr. Hussey of this city, and was built by Mr. Allen.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 8, 1861

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NEW TUG. -- The tug launched from the yard of Wm. Allen, is to be called the J. W. PEABODY. She is a staunch craft, with an engine of first-rate power.
Mr. Allen has commenced the building of a scow, for H. Campbell, which is to be finished on the 10th of May. The scow will cost $1,800.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1861

Steam screw J.W. PEABODY. U. S. No. 75050. oF 33 Tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1861 First Home Port, Buffalo, N.Y. Disposition:-- Abandoned 1881
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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J. W. Peabody (Propeller), U75050, 1 Apr 1861