The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Admiral (Steamboat), 105541, 1875

Full Text

Paddle wheel steamer ADMRAL.* U. S. No. 105541. Of 287 tons gross. Built at Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1865. First Home port, Ogdensburg, N.Y. Disposition: Sold foreign 1883.
      * Footnote: - Built as U. S. R. C. SALMON P. CHASE. Documented ADMIRAL 9/18/1875
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

ADMIRAL. Official Canadian No. 88306. Of 681 gross tons. Built in 1864 at Brooklyn, N.Y. Rebuilt at Wilmington, Del., in 1880. 176 x 29 x 18 Ex U. S. Navy till 1885. DISPOSITION: Burnt at Montreal, October 4, 1904.
      Provisional List of Canadian merchant Steamships
      Inland and Coastal, 1809 to 1930

      U.S. REVENUE CUTTER " CHASE." - The CHASE is the Revenue Cutter kept by the U. S. Government on Lake Ontario. She is 180 feet in length and 40 feet in width, carrying four guns, three 24 pound Dahlgrens and one 32 pounder Parrot. It is one of the finest gunboats of its size in the service, is kept neat and clean, and perfect order is maintained throughout every department. The CHASE was built in New York in 1865. The following is a list of the officers of the cutter: T. Treadway, Captain; David Ritchie, 1st. Lieut. and Executive Officer W.H. Roach, 3rd. Lieut; E.N. Piersons, Coast Pilot; D.C. Chester, Chief Engineer and Stephen Keough, 1st. Engineer. The CHASE makes her headquarters at Oswego.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, July 13, 1871
      . . . . .

      The Steamer ADMIRAL.
The steamer ADMIRAL, formerly the cutter CHASE, put in an appearance at this port yesterday afternoon, galy draped with bunting, enroute from Charlotte to Ogdensburg, and remained until this morning. The ADMIRAL in her new fresh white dress is as neat, trim looking a steamer as can be seen on any water.
It is claimed, and we do not doubt but what the claim can be made good, that the steamer can now run over twenty miles per hour with ease and comfort. She had a fine engine, a good boiler, and why a boat of her model should be passed by every tub on the lake, as she was when owned by the government, was always a mystery to us.
She is owned by Mayor Rosseell, of Ogdensburg, and is in commanded by veteran Captain J.B. Estes, (who for so many years was in command of the steamer ONTARIO), ably seconded by one of the best engineers on the lake, John Howard.
There was a jolly party on board of the ADMIRAL ready for a ' brush' with anything driven by steam. Mayor Rosseel has not fully determined what to do with the steamer, but it is understood than an effort will be made this winter to organize a south shore line for this lake and put an upper cabin on the ADMIRAL.
      Oswego Palladium
      September 24, 1875

Steamer ADMIRAL. Of 287 tons. Built at New York in 1865 by R. Stack. Owned by Russel & J. Home port. Ogdensburg. REMARKS. -- Not insurable, formerly Revenue Cutter S.P. CHASE.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879

Kingston, Ont., Oct. 29.- The steamer ADMIRAL, about which there was so much talk in the recent government investigation, as being owned by Thos. McGrevy, M. P. and being engaged in government work, was a United States revenue cutter named the CHASE in 1860. She carried General Grant to Hayti, many years after.
      The Marine Review
      October 29, 1891

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Admiral (Steamboat), 105541, 1875