Capt. Hart's new propeller VICTORY was launched yesterday from the shipyard of Messrs. Sanford & Moses, in fine style. She sits admirably in the water, and will rank number one in the popular class of steamboats.
The new prop. PRINCETON, built at Perrysburgh, was launched on Saturday last -- Cleveland Herald.
National Daily Pilot
March 17, 1845
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PROPELLER " OREGON " - We took a stroll this morning over OREGON which we found in the peaceable possession of that old favorite of the traveling public, Capt. A.E. Hart -- a possession by the way of John Bull may well covert -- who was busy putting everything in order for the reception and home enjoyment of emigrants. The OREGON is a fine specimen of the propeller class of Lake steamers and is the work of Cuyahoga mechanics throughout. Length 145 feet, extreme breadth 26 feet, hold 9 feet 10 inches, 313 tons burthen, and can carry three thousand five hundred barrels freight, beside wood and water. She is prepared to accommodate 100 passengers with lodging, and as many others as can stand on deck. Her arrangements, have special eye to the safety, convenience and comfort of Western Emigrants, who now generally give propellers the preferance over other modes of lake travel.
The OREGON has two engines, cylinders 28 inches stroke, 16 inches diameter. Engine by Messrs. Brayton and Egerton, at the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Works, and like all machinery from that establishment, finished specimens. They are so put up that either can be worked alone, when necessary. Two shafts, 31 feet long; water wheels 7 feet 3 inches diameter - 60 revolutions per minute, - invented by Messrs. Williamson and Clark, of Buffalo, and thought by mechanics to be better than any other propelling wheels now known. One boiler, on the plan of locomotives, with 228 copper pipes, and one heater, with 18 copper pipes, by which the boiler will be constantly supplied with hot water. Boiler built by Mr. Thomas Whaley, at the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Works. Vessel built by Messrs Sanford and Moses, and owned by Capt. Hart, J.M. Woolsey, Kimberly and Co., Sanford & Moses, and Brayton, Egerton and Watrous.
The OREGON makes her first trip to Buffalo on Monday. - Cleveland Herald, 10th.
Daily National Pilot
Tuesday, May 13, 1845
NOTE:-- Obviously the name of the propeller was changed from VICTORY to OREGON before the vessel was put in commission OR the newspaper reference to VICTORY was a printing error ?