The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watchman (Tug), 14 Apr 1872

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      Human Muscle Vs. Steam. - A correspondent of the Toronto Mail, writing from Port Rowen (sic) under the date of April 10, relates the following:
      A most exciting contest came off here to-day. Two gentlemen made three bets as follows: First: Twenty picked men could hold the steam tug WATCHMAN, twenty-five horse power, owned by Mr. Davis, of Collingwood. Second bet: That ten men could hold her. Third bet: That twenty five men could stop her under way, and the men to have one hundred feet of coil to get under way. The tug lost all three contests. Two minutes were allowed for each trial. The contest was witnessed by a large number of spectators. A considerable amount of money changed hands.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 14, 1872

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Watchman (Tug), 14 Apr 1872