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Alleghany (Propeller), U379, 25 Jun 1856


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AT THE SHIP YARDS. - A hasty walk through the ship yard on the Island yesterday, showed us a lively place.
      The new propeller ALLEGHANY, for the A. T. Company, is nearly ready for launching, and will be off the stocks early next week. - Milwaukee Sent; 23rd.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 26, 1856

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      LAUNCH. - The new propeller ALLEGHANY, built at Milwaukee for the American Transportation Co., was to be launched from Jones' ship yard on Wednesday, 25th. inst.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 28, 1856

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      ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH THE PROPELLER "ALLEGHANY." - Yesterday, according to announcement, a large crowd of people assembled near Jones' ship yard to witness the launch of the new American Transportation propeller ALLEGHANY. Like that of the HANS CROCKER, it was a dead failure. The vessel only started some ten feet when she brought up stiff and still. No amount of coaxing or pulling by the propeller BRUNSWICK, could induce it to budge an inch farther. After an hour spent in ineffectual efforts to complete the launch, the crowd that went down to the river marched up again.
      There seems to be some fatality among the launches of Capt. Jones, though we do not understand where it is. - Milwaukee American, 26th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      June 30, 1856

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      The new propeller ALLEGHANY had her trial trip yesterday. She cost $35,000.
      Detroit Democratic Press (most of article unreadable)
      July 10, 1856

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The American Transportation Co.'s new propeller ALLEGHANY, Capt. Curtis, made a trial trip at Milwaukee on the 21st inst. She is highly spoken of in the Milwaukee papers.
      Buffalo daily Republic
      July 26, 1856

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The new propeller ALLEGHANY, the first propeller launched here, is about ready for sea. She was built for the American Transportation Co., to replace the ALLEGHANY which was wrecked here last fall. She measures about 600 tons, 173' x 28'.
      Milwaukee Daily Sentinel
      July 29, 1856

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      The new propeller ALLEGHANY measures 172' 10" x 28' 7" and 601 tons. She has the engine of the former propeller ALLEGHANY. Her cabins are handsomely fitted up.
      Detroit Democratic Press
      August 13, 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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launch attempt
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1856
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McN.E.416
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Alleghany (Propeller), U379, 25 Jun 1856