Agans, Erin
February 2007
New York State Conservationist;Feb2007, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p2
The article offers information on the tug Urger. The tug urger is the flagship vessel of the New York State Canal Corp. and the oldest operating tugboat in New York State. Urger was built at the Johnson Brothers' Shipyard in Ferrysburg, Michigan. Once used to haul fish from Lake Michigan, Urger now teaches important lessons about the history, culture and heritage of the New York State Canal System, which helped shape the birth of the Empire State and this great nation.


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