The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 12 Aug 1881

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The following telegram to the Chicago Inter Ocean from this port is strongly tinctured with a bit of good natured humor. It reads: "The large and powerful wrecking tug J.W. Tillson cleared from here for Manitowoc, with Capt. Packard and crew, to bring the new steambarge Thos. H. Smith to this port, where she will receive her finishing work and go into commission for the winter on the west shore of Lake Michigan." "Large and powerful wrecking tug" is good. If it wasn't for the fact that John Leathem is a "blarsted land lumber" one would be almost temped to accuse him of being the parent of that joke.

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12 Aug 1881
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.83416 Longitude: -87.37704
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Door County Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 12 Aug 1881