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New Era (Tug), 1 Jul 1881


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THE NEW ERA
In the year 1874, the tug New Era of Buffalo, at that time two years old, struck an obstruction in Rondeau Bay and sunk. About three weeks ago she was purchased by Capt. Frank Parker, of this city, who at once commenced the work of raising her, which he succeeded in doing a few days ago, and the tug is now at Capt. Oades' yard undergoing a thorough rebuild, which will cost about $3,000. She had powerful machinery, which is in such good order that she came up from Rondeau under her own steam. She will receive considerable new plank outside, and will be made completely new inside. The work of overhauling her will occupy about six weeks, at the end of which time Capt. Parker will have one of the smartest and most powerful little tugs on the lakes. The New Era will be engaged in towing dredges and dump scows.
      Detroit Post and Tribune
      July 20, 1881


      THE NEW ERA
      Detroit Post & Tribune. -- In the year '74 the tug NEW ERA, of Buffalo, at that time two years old, struck an obstruction in Rond Eau and sunk. About three weeks ago she was purchased by Captain Frank Parker, of this city, who at once commenced the work of raising her, in which he succeeded a few days ago, and the tug is now at Captain Oades' yard undergoing a thorough rebuild, which will cost about $3,000. She has powerful machinery, which is in such good order that she came up from Rond Eau under her own steam. She will receive considerable new plank outside and will be made completely new inside. The work of overhauling her will occupy about six weeks, at the end of which time Captain Parker will have one of the smartest and most powerful little tugs on the lakes. The NEW ERA will be engaged in towing dredges and dump scows.
      Cleveland Herald
      July 21, 1881
     
     

      Amherstburg, Ont., July 23. -- The tug MINNIE MORTON, with a double crew, left here for Rondeau for the tug NEW ERA, lately raised and purchased by Frank Porter, of Detroit. They found the NEW ERA hidden up a creek. She was manned, pumped out, steam partly gotten up, and were ready to leave, when twenty Canadian officials came up to prevent their departure, and pursued with another tug, but the NEW ERA eluded them, and arrived at Detroit next morning. The trouble was that the NEW ERA, when raised, proved to be in better shape than was expected, and the former owners did not want to give her up. The officers were up here looking for her next day.
      Cleveland Herald
      July 26, 1881
     

      The tug NEW ERA, which was seized some time ago, was purchased yesterday by Mr. Bessett, of Rond Eau, who paid all claims against the tug and left with her for Canada.
      Cleveland Herald
      July 30, 1881
     


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raised and rebuilt
Date of Original:
1881
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McN.E.8833
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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New Era (Tug), 1 Jul 1881