Tuscarora (Propeller), U145543, 22 Oct 1891
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Capt. MacFarlane of the Lehigh Valley steamer TUSCARORA claims to have beaten the Union liner OWEGO four miles in the run from Port Huron to Buffalo. The TUSCARORA was making ninety-two turns. The OWEGO has been recognized as the crack freight boat of the lakes, having made the run last season between Buffalo and Chicago, 889 miles, in 54 hours and 16 minutes, or at the rate of 16.4 miles an hour. Her power is much greater than that of the TUSCARORA, although the engines of the latter, judging from what is known of their performance, must have been developing about 2,200 horse power at ninety-two turns. Both the OWEGO and her sister ship CHEMUNG are known to have developed more than 2,600 horse power. The Lehigh boats have been running at moderate speed under orders ever since they came out. A great deal of credit for the TUSCARORA's speed is given to her Worthington independent condenser.
The Marine Review
October 22, 1891
Steam screw TUSCARORA. U. S. No. 145543. Of 2,386.01 tons gross; 1,679.56 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1890. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 291.4 x 40.4 x 22.0 Steel built.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1897
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