John Purves & A-410 - Muskegon, Michigan, U.S.A.


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The 1919-built Great Lakes tug John Purves and the 1955-built petroleum tank barge A-410 are seen in this photograph while they were underway in Maumee Bay at Toledo, Ohio on the western end of Lake Erie on July 16th, 1993. John Purves sailed previously as Butterfield from 1919 until 1942, U.S. Army Butterfield [LT-145] from 1942 until 1945 and Butterfield from 1945 until 1957. In 1957 she was renamed John Purves. The barge sailed previously as Methane from 1955 to 1963, B-6400 from 1963 to 1971, Kelly from 1971 to 1986 and Canonie 50 from 1986 until 1993 when the name A-410 was applied by Andrie Inc., Muskegon, Michigan. Photos by Jim Hoffman.

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Posted: December 20, 2002       Last Revised: December 20, 2002
Photos by Jim Hoffman - Copyright © - 1993, 2002

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