Brooklyn Tug Boat 1918

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1918 New York Harbor Tug Boat Museum Quality Model

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The Brooklyn Tug Boat is an early 20th-century, steam-powered New York harbor tug.

The original Brooklyn was built in 1910-1911 by Wm. Cramp & Sons of Philadelphia. The original builder drawings are dated December 1910.

The Brooklyn was a railroad-transfer tug. It was built for the New York Dock Co. and spent its entire 50-year career shuttling barges loaded 

Year1918
Size47 cm L x 33 cm Hgh

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Brooklyn Tug Boat 1918

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