The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Oswego (Propeller), 30 Mar 1852

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SHIPBUILDING. - The Commercial of last evening states that it has been furnished with the following memoranda of vessels and their dimensions, now building and being finished by the Messrs. Jones' at their ship yard in this city, by their obliging book-keeper, Mr. Wm. K. Cutler. - For Holt, Palmer & Co. and J.C. Evans, Steamer IOWA, 245 ft. keel; 31 ft. beam; 12 ft. hold.
      For Ogdensburgh route:
      Propeller - - - - - - - 145 feet keel, 24 1\2 feet beam, 11 1\2 feet hold.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, March 30, 1852
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      THE NEW PROPELLER. - " CITY OF OSWEGO," - This staunch and beautiful vessel will leave this port on her first trip this evening, for Detroit and intermediate ports. She has been constructed during the past winter and spring by Messrs. F.N. & B.B. Jones, for Messrs. E.C. & D.C. Bancroft of Oswego. Her dimensions are, length 143 feet, beam 24 1/2 feet, and her capacity is 3,540 bbls. Her engine was built by Barton & Truman of this city. It has a 22 inch cylinder and 3 1/4 foot stroke, with a return flue boiler. The CITY is very neatly finished, being supplied with all the latest improvements in steam vessels. The staining and glazing was done by Mr. C.J. Thurston, and her furniture is from the establishment of Armstrong & Logan, Commercial Street.
      She is commanded by Captain William Williams, formerly on the "SYRACUSE," a
gentleman and every inch a sailor. This propeller is to be one of a line of twelve propellers, forming Crawford & Co;s " Northern Railroad Line," running from Ogdensburg to Chicago, touching at Cleveland and Detroit. We doubt whether a prettier or stronger craft of her kind, or a faster one, was ever turned out of our shipyards, or of one likelier to add to the reputation of our builders and mechanics, and be a credit to our lake Marine.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, June 15, 1852

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City of Oswego (Propeller), 30 Mar 1852