The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary Beck (Propeller), C71113, 13 Jun 1876

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.... Arrived at Penetanguishene the party was met by Mr. Cook, M. P. After viewing the railway cutting a move was made back to the steamer [Waubuno], when it was found that at the dock was a handsome new tug on the skids ready for launching. The Warden was chosen to officiate at the ceremony of the christening, which he did with commendable grace and impressiveness. He broke the customary bottle of wine over the new vessel and named it the MARY BECK, supplementing the ceremony by a few happy remarks to the effect that the boat might be a profit to its owners, never meet with disaster at sea and always act as became a decent well-organized and beautiful craft.
      Barrie Northern Advance
      June 22, 1976

Steam screw MARY BECK. Official Canada No. 71113. Of 15 gross tons. Built Penetanguishene, Ont. 1876. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 48.0 x 10.4 x 5.2. Owned by John Gidley of Penetanguishene, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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William R. McNeil
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Mary Beck (Propeller), C71113, 13 Jun 1876