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Alleghany (Propeller), U379, 1 Apr 1856

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Propeller ALLEGHANY, building 1856 as an American Transportation propeller to ply during the season between Buffalo, Milwaukee and Sheboygan. of 172' x 28' x ?
      Milwaukee Daily Sentinel
      April 18, 1856

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      JONES' SHIP YARD. - Any one who visits Capt. Jones' ship yard at the bend in the river, about these days, will find a lively place. On the west side, a fine schooner of 200 tons has had her three masts in, and is nearly ready for launching. She is owned by Mr. Jones and Capt. Hackett, and intended for the lumber trade.
      Another vessel is building for W.B. Hibbard, with particular referance to the lumber trade with Port Huron. Capt. Stewart is to command her. Her dimensions are 180 feet keel, 32 feet 9 inches beam and 11 feet hold, measuring 490 tons. She will cost $24,000. She will be ready for launching in about a fortnight.
      The new propeller ALLEGHANY, for the A.T. Co., to replace the propeller wrecked last fall, is being pushed forward rapidly to completion. The planking is all done, the main deck laid, and the frame for the arches is being set up. The boiler, engine frame and shaft are in, and the remaining machinery is being put in place. She will be at the docks, probably, about the 1st. of June. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 26, 1856

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      The new propeller ALLEGHANY, for the A.T. Co., is nearly ready for launching and will be off the stocks early next month. - Milwaukee Sentinel. (part)
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 27, 1856

The new propeller ALLEGHENY had her trial trip yesterday. She cost $35,000 (most of the piece unreadable)
      Daily Democratic Press
      July 10, 1856
The new propeller ALLEGHENY, the first propeller launched here, is about ready for sea. She was built for the American Transportation Company to replace the ALLEGHENY which was wrecked here last fall. She measures about 600 tons. 173' x 28'
      Milwaukee Daily Sentinal
      July 29, 1856

Steam screw ALLEGHANY. U. S. No. 379. Of 601 tons gross. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1856. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION. -- Stranded Summer Island, Lake Michigan, Oct., 1896. Refloated but found unfit for service. Abandoned 1897.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
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Steam screw ALLEGHENY. U. S. No. 379. Of 601 tons. Built Milwaukee 1856 by James M. Jones. 167.2 x 28.3 x 10.5 Lost Lake Michigan 1896.
      Herman Runge Notes

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Alleghany (Propeller), U379, 1 Apr 1856