The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post & Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 30, 1882

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It is not often that a schooner tows a tug, but such a case happened yesterday. The tug J. A. Crawford went down the lake about 30 miles and picked up the big schooner James Couch. The wind was blowing fresh, and the captain of the Crawford soon found that schooner was sailing faster than the tug could run, so he stopped the engine of the tug and allowed the Couch to tow him. When abreast of the Marine Hospital the schooner shortened sail and the Crawford then towed her in. Captain Gorman of the Crawford was much pleased at being able to save several tons of coal. - [Chicago Tribune.

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The COUCH (US#75598, later TASMANIA) was 979 tons gross, while the little J. A. CRAWFORD (US#12770) was only 43 tons.
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Aug 30, 1882
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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 Post & Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 30, 1882