The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroiter (Propeller), 1 Aug 1902

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The Jenks Ship Building Company will receive $48,500, for building the new fire tug boat for the city of Detroit. The dimensions of the new boat are to be, 122 x 25 x 13. The machinery now in the old DETROITER will be installed in the new boat which will bear the same name. The DETROITER now in commission is 105 x 25 x 10.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, August 1, 1902
      The tug A.B. WALTON took the old fire tug DETROITER to the Jenks Ship Building Company yard this morning where she will be rebuilt.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, June 17, 1903
      The old fire tug DETROITER has been purchased by the Reid Wrecking Company of Sarnia and the engine which is now in the tug PROTECTOR will be put in the DETROITER making her one of the most powerful tugs on the lakes. A new engine has been purchased for the PROTECTOR.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 20, 1903
NOTE:- The name of the new fire tug was JAMES R. ELLIOTT.

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Detroiter (Propeller), 1 Aug 1902