Grace E. Ruelle (Propeller), U75977, dumping garbage, 7 Jun 1895
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AMERICAN TUG FIRED ON.
Amherstburg, Ont., June 7. û Last night Capt. Dunn of the Government steamer PETREL manned the boat with 10 men and lay in watch for American Garbage boats. The tug GRACE E. RUELLE, with a dump scow, came in sight and as the PETREL had no lights out she soon overtook her. The tug RUELLE finding she was pursued attempted to get through the Canadian channel into Lake Erie. This movement was met by Capt. Dunn and as the tug was in Canadian waters she was ordered to stop.
The RUELLE kept on, however, and Dunn ordered his men to fire, which they did. That had the desired effect and the RUELLE was taken in charge. The boatmen were locked up and their outfit placed in the hands of the officers of the PETREL. Excitement in the vicinity of Amherstburg runs high and the people demand that the arrested parties receive the severest penalty. The owners of the captured boats reside in Detroit.
Buffalo Evening News
Friday, June 7, 1895 p. 1, c. 3
Steam screw GRACE A. RUELLE.* U.S. No. 75977. Of 13.62 tons gross; 6.81 tons net. Built at Buffalo, N.Y. in 1877. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 39.0 x 11.7 x 6.2
* Formerly steam screw JOHN NICE.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes