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The E. P. Ferry (US No. 8981) was a tug built by John Gregory in May of 1873. She was 67 feet long, had a 15 foot beam and weighed 36 tons. She was probably built at the Doolittle & Olcott shipyard,
It was the E. P. Ferry that picked him up. When the tug, Charles W.Parker, another of John Gregory’s builds, blew up on 22 Sept 1879, the E.P. Ferry saw an object land nearby. This object was the lone survivor of the accident, Henry McGuire the deck hand.
Tug E. P. Ferry burned in the harbor at Duluth during Jan. 1900, a total loss. She was owned by King & Steel Contractors. Six months later, the hull of the burned tug E. P. Ferry has been dymanited at Duluth so that the shaft and stern pipe can be recovered.
1879 owned Vessel Owners Towing Co., Chicago, IL.
1898 owned George R. King & Hugh Steele.
1899 owned J.L. Higgie, Chicago.