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The Way We Were


In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

October 28, 1915: Work was started this morning on the new tug to be built by the Willson-Sylvester mill company to take place of the Alaska, which was condemned at the recent inspection. The new tug will be 64 feet, 6 inches in length, with a 20 foot beam and will draw 9 feet of water. The plans for the vessel were drawn by Mr. Wm. Reade, who also has charge of building on the boat. The boat will be built on what is known as a skip-jack model, a very popular model on tugs on the Great Lakes, and she will have the distinction of being the first...

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