The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo (Propeller), U3805, 10 Mar 1899

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The new package freighter building at Buffalo for the Western line will be named BUFFALO and the old wooden steamer of that name will be called AUBURN. The new boat will be 402 feet keel, 50 feet beam and 28 feet deep and will be by far the largest of her kind on the lakes.
      Bowling Green Newspaper Scrapbooks
      March 10, 1899

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 5 p. m., is the time set for the launch of the steamer BUFFALO, building at the works of the Union Dry Dock Co., Buffalo, for the Western Transit Co. The BUFFALO is a sister ship of the steamer TROY, built not long ago at Buffalo. These steamers are the largest package freighters on the lakes.
      Marine Review
      August 24, 1899
The new steel steamer BUFFALO will be launched from the yards of the Union Drydock Co., on Wednesday, August 30 at 5 o'clock in the sfternoon. The package freighter is a sister to the steamer TROY.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, August 24, 1899
Steam screw BUFFALO. U. S. No. 3805. Of 3951 gross tons; 3272 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1899. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 381.7 x 50.5 x 28.0 Of 2257 Indicated horsepower. Steel built. Crew of 22
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Buffalo (Propeller), U3805, 10 Mar 1899