The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Congress (Propeller), 22 Jul 1868


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      A Revolution in Steam. - The propeller CONGRESS was expected to arrive here last evening from Buffalo, having left this port Saturday night in tow of the BURLINGTON. Her mission to this point is for the purpose of experimenting on a new article of fuel, by which a large expenditure is saved besides a vast amount of labor done away with. This is accomplished by means of petroleum oil, which is generated into gas. It is expected to revolutionize all other modes of getting up steam. The CONGRESS, as soon as she arrives, will have the apparatus placed in her for that purpose, when those curious to be enlightened will have the opportunity of being gratified.
      Detroit Free Press
      Wed., July 22, 1868

NOTE: The CONGRESS was lost in October of the same year. Her oil-burning apparatus had been removed by the time. This concept was indeed revolutionary in an era when many steamers had not yet changed from wood fuel to coal.


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burning fuel oil
Date of Original:
1868
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McN.E.221
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Congress (Propeller), 22 Jul 1868