The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thurs., Sept. 21, 1865

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A New Steamer. - We had the pleasure of viewing the new and elegant Propeller "Lowell" which arrived at this port today, it being her first trip. She was built for, and is now owned by the Northern Transportation Company, and they may well be proud of her. She is, without any exception, the finest ship of the kind we have ever seen in this port, every portion of her being gotten up in the most costly luxurious style.

Her engines are of great power, and the very best make; her internal arrangement most perfect, the staterooms being large and elegantly fitted, and the saloon is a perfect gem. All the furniture of every part of the boat is new and costly, and we do not see how passengers can be made more comfortable than those of the Lowell. She was built by Mr. Ira Laffrenier of Cleveland, who has gained for himself an enviable name in her construction.

The Lowell is commanded by Capt. A. Shaver, the oldest Captain in the employ of the company, he having commanded the first Propeller ever owned by the N.T.C., the old "Lady of the Lake." The other officers are all picked men, and we predict for the Lowell a prosperous career. She had a large load of passengers and freight this morning from Ogdensburg, and took on more here before her departure up the lakes.

Her dimensions are as follows: Length over all, 144 feet; beam, 24 feet 6 inches; depth of hold, 12 feet; burden, 460 tons, new measurement.

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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thurs., Sept. 21, 1865