The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cyclone (Barge), U34114, 1881

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The prop. PITTSBURG is the name of a new propeller launched Thursday afternoon last at Cleveland, by Luther Moses. her length is 186.2 ft., beam 27.57 ft. and hold 13.3 ft., and she registered as measured at the Custom House, 606. 10 tons. She is to be commanded by Capt. Averill formerly of the side screw prop. BALTIC. She goes into the "People's Line" between this port and the Upper Lakes.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 17, 1856 2-5

      The old prop. PITTSBURG recently purchased by Capt. Charles Hamilton late of the schr. HARRY BISEELL, has been raised and placed in the Union Co's drydock. Her timbers were found comparitively in good condition, many of them being as sound as the day she was launched in 1856. She will be rebuilt for a lumber barge.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 16, 1881 1-9

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Propeller PITTSBURGH. Of 688 tons. Built at Cleveland in May 1856 by L. Moses. Owned by W. Crosthwaite. Home port, Buffalo. Value $6,000. Class C 1. REMARKS. -- Repaired in 1873
      National Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Classification, 1875

CYCLONE, Lake Barge of 341 tons. Built Cleveland 1857 by L. Norris, rebuilt 1881. Owned by Hamilton & Beatty. Home port, Buffalo. Value $12,500. Class A 2½. Remarks -- Formerly prop. PITTSBURG.
      Inland Lloyds Vessel Classification, 1882

Buffalo Courier. -- An offer of $20,000 of which $14,000 was cash, was made through H. H. Smith yesterday, for the barge CYCLONE, rebuilt out of the old propeller PITTSBURG. Captain Hamilton and Mr. Beatty, her owners, refused it. They hold her at $25,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      September 5, 1881
Barge CYCLONE. U.S. No. 34114. Of 428.74 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1884

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Cyclone (Barge), U34114, 1881