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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