The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. H. Alley (Propeller), U80901, 1 Jun 1882

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F.B. Gardner's new tug, W.H. ALLEY, was at Green Bay last week. She is a handsome looking craft, and fitted up in first-class manner. She is 90 feet in length, 18 feet beam, and 9 feet hold; 81 tons burden, 21 x 11 engine, steel boiler and allowed to run at a pressure of 130 pounds steam. F.J. Page is in command, who is well known and reliable captain throughout bay and lakes. The machinery for the tug was purchased in Buffalo. The tug was built at Bay City, and the cost of the craft was $18,000. She will be furnished with a steam pump, 14 inch stream, and 11 inch wrecking lines. The tug will be stationed at Pensaukee, and will be in readiness at call.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June 1882

Steam screw W.H. ALLEY. U. S. No. 80901. Of 79.83 tons gross; 39.92 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1882. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1884.

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W. H. Alley (Propeller), U80901, 1 Jun 1882