The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Genesee Chief (Propeller), U10243, 26 Apr 1852

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A line of propellers to run from Dunkirk in connection with the N.Y. & Erie Railroad, to Cleveland, Sandusky and Toledo and to be called the "Dunkirk, Cleveland, Sandusky & Toledo Line," is now in active operation. It is composed of the propellers OREGON, PAUGASSET, GENESEE CHIEF, FOREST QUEEN, REPUBLIC, and CALIFORNIA, and the stm. SOUTHERNER. The propellers DUNKIRK and OSWEGO now building at Cleveland, are to be added to the line as soon as they are ready, which will be ere long. Mr. Frank E. Foster is the agent of this Line for this place.
      Sandusky Commercial Register
      April 26, 1852 3-1

Steamer GENESEE CHIEF. U. S. No. 10243. Of 441.79 tons, Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1867

Steam screw GENESEE CHIEF.* U. S. No. 10243. Of 429 tons. Built Carthage, N.Y., 1846. First Home port, Rochester, N.Y.
      * Rig changed to barge Sept. 5, 1868
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List. 1790 - 1868

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Genesee Chief (Propeller), U10243, 26 Apr 1852