The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
O. H. Perry (Propeller)

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Steam screw COMMODORE PERRY.* Built Perrysburg, O., 1834. 146.2 x 26.3 x 9.75.
      * Renamed O.H. PERRY - U. S. - [boiler explosion 1835.]
      Herman Runge List
      THE COMMODORE PERRY. - A new steamboat bearing the proud title which has shed such luster upon the name of Erie, came into our port yesterday in gallant style. Through the politeness of Capt. Wilkeson, her commander, we were favored with an inspection of her throughout. She was built at Perrysburg, O., by Capt. Aug. Jones, for John Hollister & Co. of Perrysburg, Joy & Webster, of this city and Capt. Wilkeson - joiner work done by Mr. J.P. Johnson. Her burden is 359 tons, length of deck 150 feet, extreme width 48; engine 180 horse power.
      The PERRY has been fitted out in a style combining elegance and utility; and in model and finish does credit to the skill of her western artisans, her cabin are lofty and spacious, richly and tastefully furnished. The one appropriated to the Ladies, has 12 berths, with 5 staterooms attached, containing 2 berths each, together with [obscure] The Gentlemen's cabin has 31 [?] berths. There is an improvement in the model [obscure] passengers [fold] the men and women passengers are provided with seperate cabins - the one for the former being below, containing 28 large berths; that for the latter on deck with 18 berths.
      A naval piece carved by Werden of this city, for the PERRY, has been fitted to her tafferel, and forms a most appropriate adornment. A representation of Perry's Battle, is painted on the space above the stern windows, producing, in connection with the carved design above the happiest effect.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, May 30, 1835 p.2, c.3

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O. H. Perry (Propeller)