Paddle-wheel steamer BUFFALO.* Of 613 tons, built 1838 at Buffalo, N.Y. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
* Launched as MANHATTAN but documented as BUFFALO; rig changed to barge, 1848.
Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States, 1790 to 1868
The Lytle- Holdcamper List
The Launch -The new steamboat was launched yesterday afternoon. in fine style. We have heretofore given her dimensions. She is a noble boat and is every way worthy of the place where she was built, and whose name she ought to bear. At the time she was on the stocks, it was generally understood that she was to be called the BUFFALO; but by some caprice of her owners, her name has been changed to MANHATTAN. We have heard it intimated that a stockholder who owns considerable portions of several other boats, has effected this change, declaring that no boat in which he is interested, shall bear the name of the city whose business wells his large income. If this is true, the name will ever serve to remind one of a pitiful feeling.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
August 3, 1837