The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 20, 1881

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In the year 1874, the tug New Era of Buffalo, at that time two years old, struck an obstruction in Rondeau Bay and sunk. About three weeks ago she was purchased by Capt. Frank Parker, of this city, who at once commenced the work of raising her, which he succeeded in doing a few days ago, and the tug is now at Capt. Oades' yard undergoing a thorough rebuild, which will cost about $3,000. She had powerful machinery, which is in such good order that she came up from Rondeau under her own steam. She will receive considerable new plank outside, and will be made completely new inside. The work of overhauling her will occupy about six weeks, at the end of which time Capt. Parker will have one of the smartest and most powerful little tugs on the lakes. The New Era will be engaged in towing dredges and dump scows.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), July 20, 1881