The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Arizona (Propeller), U1768, 12 Sep 1868

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There arrived at this port yesterday from Cleveland, a new propeller launched at that port a few days since, and called the ARIZONA. She has been constructed chiefly for the lumber trade by Quayle & Martin, of the above city, for F.B. Gardner, of Chicago, and is well adapted for that trade. In model, she is full forward and aft, and is shaped so as to enable her to stow her cargo to a good advantage. The following is her measurements: 187' * 32' * 13'; tonnage, 87 (mistake) (793); new style.
The most notable peculiarity of this steamer is her machinery. Her boiler is located in deck, immediately forward of her engine, the steam from which passes through 2 cylinders, which are high The advantage which this principle has over all others, we are not prepared to explain. We are assured, however, that the improvement is an acceptable one. The ARIZONA is intended to ply on Lake Michigan, when engaged in the lumber trade, though it is probable she will also engage in carrying grain when she finds it profitable to do so. She is commanded by Capt. Patrick Myers, a very competent navigator, and to whom we are indebted for the above memoranda.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 25, 1868

      The fine new prop. ARIZONA, recently launched from Quayle & Martin's shipyard at Cleveland, arrived here on Saturday morning, freighted with 400,000 ft. of lumber, 500,000 shingles and 200,000 lath from Pensaukee. She is property of J.B. Gardner, of Chicago, and is of the following dimensions: Length 175 ft.; overall 195 ft.; breadth of beam 34 ft.; depth of hold 13 ft. and measures 793 tons burden, new style.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 12, 1868 3-4

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Arizona (Propeller), U1768, 12 Sep 1868