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George Bates Nichols Tower (1834 – 1889)[1] was an American civil and mechanical engineer and Union naval officer during the American Civil War.[2] He served for at least part of his term of service on the USS Canandaigua as chief engineer.[3] He was also a Chandler Instructor in civil engineering at Dartmouth College.[2]

In 1874, he wrote Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building.[2]


  1. Daughters of the American Revolution (1928). Lineage Book. Daughters of the American Revolution. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Tower, George Bates Nichols (1874). Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building. Boston, Massachusetts: A. Williams & Company. 
  3. "Officers of Navy Yards, Shore Stations, and Vessels, 1 January 1865". Naval Historical Center. 1998-06-12. Retrieved 2007-05-27.  (Source: Register of the Commissioned, Warrant, and Volunteer Officers of the Navy of the United States, Including Officers of the Marine Corps and Others, to January 1, 1865. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1865.)

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