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


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The 1919-built Great Lakes tug John Purves is seen in these pictures while she was secured alongside the T.W.T. docks in Toledo, Ohio on two different days through the summer of 1991. She sailed under the following names through her career - Butterfield 1919 until 1942, U.S. Army Butterfield [LT-145] from 1942 until 1945 and Butterfield from 1945 until 1957. In '57 she was renamed John Purves. Photo by Jim Hoffman.

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Posted: December 20, 2002       Last Revised: December 20, 2002
Photos by Jim Hoffman - Copyright © - 1991, 2002

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