The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 15, 1894

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The New Tug Connell.
She Arrived here From Buffalo Yesterday Afternoon.

The new tug W. & J. Connell, built by O'Grady & Maher, of Buffalo, for the Connell brothers and Robert Downey of this city, arrived here yesterday. The Connell is a handsome boat, seventy feet long, fifteen and a half feet beam and drawing eight feet of water aft. The machinery was built in Buffalo, the engine being a nineteen square. She has a 110 horsepower boiler. The Lloyd register valuation of the boat is ten thousand dollars.

The tug will be used for lake and harbor towing. The boat is exceptionally high-sided. She was designed that way for a purpose. When sent on lake towing her coal bunkers will be filled with fuel and the draught of water materially increased. When doing harbor work the bunkers will be empty and the Connell will be able to run to any dock in the harbor. She is finished off in fine style. Her cabin is large and commodious and has accommodations for eight persons.

Captain Sidney Parish, of Tonawanda, is master and John Connell is engineer. On her trip from Buffalo here the Connell gave all the evidences of being a fast boat. leaving Buffalo they got a great send off from all the tugs in the harbor. When the Connell was sighted coming down the lake yesterday she was watched by hundreds of people from the banks and the piers.

She entered the harbor with the Stars and Stripes flying and her whistle returning the salutes from the boats of the Oswego fleet. The Connell was taken to pier five in the East Cove, where she was inspected by a large number of citizens. It has not yet been decided whether or not she will go into the association. If she does not it is safety to say that she will do nearly all of the towing connected with the Ontario & Western trestle.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, May 15, 1894