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The Tugboat Urger is the oldest Tugboat on the Erie Canal system in NY State.  It started life as the Steamship Doris in 1901 after being built in Michigan:

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She was bought by the state and converted into a NY State working tug until retirement:

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She was un-retired in 2001 and became an educational ship on the Erie Canal system:

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A historical photo of people getting off of trains to get onto Erie Canal boats for travel at the turn of the century:

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Below you can see the long sweeping hull of the Tugboat Urger from the rear. She was in Brockport in the Fall.

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