The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James R. Elliott (Propeller), U77566, 29 Nov 1902

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The fire tug JAMES R. ELLIOTT built by the Jenks Ship Building Company for the City of Detroit was launched this afternoon at 1:45 in the presence of a large number of people, including the Fire Commission of Detroit. The tug is named for the late chief of the Detroit Fire Department.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, November 29, 1902

The machinery from the old fire tug at Detroit will be placed in the new tug JAMES R. ELLIOTT. It will take about a month to make the transfer and finish the boat.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, December 1, 1902
      Steam screw JAMES R. ELLIOTT. U. S. No. 77566. Of 210 tons gross; 214 tons net [?] Built Port Huron, Mich., 1902. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 110.0 x 25.0 x 12.0 Of 175 indicated horsepower. Crew of 10.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

Propeller NORMAC.* Official Canadian No. 154621. Of 462 tons gross; 341 tons reg. Built at Port Huron, Mich., in 1902. Home port, Owen Sound, Ont. 117.2 x 25.1 x 11.7 and 12 horse power. Owned by the Owen Sound Transportation Co., Owen Sound, Ont.
      Formerly JAMES R. ELLIOTT.
      List of Vessels on Registry Books of the Dominion
      of Canada on the 31st. Day of December, 1933

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James R. Elliott (Propeller), U77566, 29 Nov 1902