The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rochester Daily Advertiser (Rochester, NY), Thursday, June 8, 1846

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Launch of the "Genesee Chief"

The splendid new steamer, "Genesee Chief," recently built at the landing, will be launched today at 3 o'clock. Carriages will be in readiness to convey passengers to and from the river. After the boat glides into her future element, she will be towed to the east side of the river, where a stand of colors will be presented by Hon. T. Kempshall, and received by Col. A. Kelsey. Capt. Adam's Band will be present to enliven the scene. The "Chief" is 123 feet in length, and 25 in width; burthen 450 tons. Upon her main deck there is a cabin running the entire length, intended for steerage passengers and light freight. The upper deck cabin is 100 feet in length, running from the foremast, aft, and has been splendidly fitted up. Her boiler was manufactured at the "Vulcan Works," in Utica, by Messrs. Higham & Co. , and we understand is highly creditable to them.

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Richard Palmer
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Rochester Daily Advertiser (Rochester, NY), Thursday, June 8, 1846