The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. C. Perrett (Propeller), U76400, 1 Apr 1882

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The large lake tug JOSEPH PERRETT, which was built at manitowoc during last year by John Gregory, for the Marinette Barge Line Company, has just received her machinery and completion at Twenty-second Street. She is 160 feet long, 29 feet beam, and 13 feet hold, of 537 tons. She is provided with two compound engines of, respectively, 27 and 44 inches diameter and 40 inches stroke, built by the Detroit Dry Dock Company. She has a marine tubular boiler of 11 feet in diameter and 17 feet in length, of Otis steel, 47 inches of a tensile strength of 60,000 pounds to the square inch. She is allowed a steam pressure of 85 pounds. Her cost is upwards of $40,000. She is commanded by a worthy gentleman, after whom she was named, who will begin the season's operations at once.
      he J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, April/May, 1882

Steam screw J.C. PERRETT. U. S. No. 76400. Of 537.19 gross tons; 347.33 tons net. Built Manitowoc, Wis., 1882. Home port, Racine, Wis. 160.0 x 29.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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J. C. Perrett (Propeller), U76400, 1 Apr 1882