The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 22, 1888

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The big steamer Gladstone took hold of the sunken tug Forest City, at Cleveland, and tried to tow her into port. For some time she was unable to move the tug from its position in the mud under sixty feet of water. The tug was finally started and dragged about sixty feet, when the poop deck, the bitts and all the works aft of the engine house were torn loose. It is thought the wheel and shaft were pulled out. The boiler and machinery will be taken out of the Forest City, but no attempt will be made to raise the hull.

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The Bradley tug FOREST CITY (US#120255), built in 1875, was sunk in a collision with the tug JOHN GREGORY while the two were racing for a tow outside the harbor, Sep 1, 1888.
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Sep. 22, 1888
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Sep. 22, 1888