The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Salmon Chase (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1871

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U.S. REVENUE CUTTER " CHASE." - The CHASE is the Revenue Cutter kept by the U. S. Government on Lake Ontario. She is 180 feet in length and 40 feet in width, carrying four guns, three 24 pound Dahlgrens and one 32 pounder Parrot. It is one of the finest gunboats of its size in the service, is kept neat and clean, and perfect order is maintained throughout every department. The CHASE was built in New York in 1865. The following is a list of the officers of the cutter: T. Treadway, Captain; David Ritchie, 1st. Lieut. and Executive Officer W.H. Roach, 3rd. Lieut; E.N. Piersons, Coast Pilot; D.C. Chester, Chief Engineer and Stephen Keough, 1st. Engineer. The CHASE makes her headquarters at Oswego.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, July 13, 1871

      The Steamer ADMIRAL.
The steamer ADMIRAL, formerly the cutter CHASE, put in an appearance at this port yesterday afternoon, galy draped with bunting, enroute from Charlotte to Ogdensburg, and remained until this morning. The ADMIRAL in her new fresh white dress is as neat, trim looking a steamer as can be seen on any water.
It is claimed, and we do not doubt but what the claim can be made good, that the steamer can now run over twenty miles per hour with ease and comfort. She had a fine engine, a good boiler, and why a boat of her model should be passed by every tub on the lake, as she was when owned by the government, was always a mystery to us.
She is owned by Mayor Rosseell, of Ogdensburg, and is in commanded by veteran Captain J.B. Estes, (who for so many years was in command of the steamer ONTARIO), ably seconded by one of the best engineers on the lake, John Howard.
There was a jolly party on board of the ADMIRAL ready for a ' brush' with anything driven by steam. Mayor Rosseel has not fully determined what to do with the steamer, but it is understood than an effort will be made this winter to organize a south shore line for this lake and put an upper cabin on the ADMIRAL.
      Oswego Palladium
      September 24, 1875

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Salmon Chase (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1871