STEAMBOAT BUFFALO. -- The keel of a steamboat of 700 tons burden, to bear the above name, has been laid at Mr. Carrick's shipyard in Buffalo. Her dimensions, we learn from thec Journal, will be 195 feet deck, and 29 feet breadth of beam. The engine, which has been obtained, is of 190 hone power, 56 inch cylinder, and 9 feet stroke. She is designed to be completed and in readiness for the lake navigation next spring.
Black Rock Advocate
September 1, 1836
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NEW STEAM PACKET. - We also strolled along the harbor, to where the new mammoth boat, BUFFALO, building at Carrick's ship-yard, is in rapid progress. Her keel was laid some six weeks since, and she is now in frame, so as to give an outline of her new and beautiful model ! somewhat resembling that of the boats on Long Island Sound. Designed for great speed, her sharp, wedge-like bows look truly novel in the eyes of our Western ship builders; but she is constructed on the most approved plan for that object.
The BUFFALO, when completed, will be a most splendid affair. She is exclusively for cabin passengers, and will be fitted up with some 200 berths - with ladies' cabin on deck, finished in state-rooms, and connected with a spacious saloon. She will measure 615 tons, will be 191 ft. on deck, by 28 1/2 ft. beam, with 12 1/2 ft. hold. Her engine will be one of great power, low pressure, made by Allaire, New York, with 56 inch cylinder and 9 feet stroke. It is expected she will make the trip between this port and Detroit, in from 18 to 20 hours, running time - through in 24 hours, including stoppages at regular ports.
This superior boat - of which our city, whose name she bears, may be justly proud - is owned by a company of our citizens, and will furnish what has long been a desideratum with the traveling world. She is modeled by Capt. Church, a experienced shipwright, and is building under his superintendence, by Mr. John Carrick.
It is intended to launch her by the middle of November, and have her in readiness for the opening of navigation next season. To be commanded by Capt. Levi Allen, whose experience and ability for that station, are well known. Messrs. Barker & Holt, agents. [part of article]
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Friday, September 16, 1836 p.2, c.2
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