The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Crescent City (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1854

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The noble steamer CRESCENT CITY arrived at this port Sunday morning. She made the run from Buffalo with very bad coal and a heavy head wind, in ten hours and a half. This will do for the first trip.
      It is unneccessary to give the exact dimensions of the CRESCENT CITY, as this is her second season. Her length is 338 feet, and her tonnage about 2,000. Her officers are: Commander, W.T. Pease; Clerk, Jno. He?ey; Steward, W. Roley; First Mate, J.A. Bartholomew; First Engineer, S. Nesbitt. The officers are worthy of the noble vessel, and the vessel is the pride of Lake Erie. Her twin sister the QUEEN OF THE WEST, will leave for Buffalo this evening, and the two will form a daily line the remainder of the season.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Tuesday, May 16, 1854

A late Philadelphia paper publishes the following notice of the magnificent steamer CRESCENT CITY:
      BEAUTIFUL LAKE STEAMER. - A few weeks since we enjoyed a most delightful ride from Buffalo, on board the CRESCENT CITY, which is by far the most magnificent steamer on Lake Erie. It is a perfect model of a steamboat, in size, proportion, finish and in all its arrangements. It is 382 feet in length and 42 in width. The engine is about 1200 horse power. It is constructed with a view to the convenience and comfort of its passengers, and it is furnished in the most superb manner. Although the first class Lake Stermers have ever been famous in this respect, we believe the CRESCENT CITY far exceeds any other in the style, beauty, and costliness of its furniture.
Capt. W.T. Pease, the excellent, and gentlemanly commander of the CRESCENT CITY, is eminently qualified for the responsible duties involved in the charge of such a steamer, by the experience in a similar calling, of more than twenty years. His personel attention is given to every department of the boat, and his efficient arrangements in guarding against fire and accidents are of such a character as to afford the fullest assurance of safety to the passengers. To our Southern and Western friends who may have occasion to cross the Lake we most cordially commend the CRESCENT CITY.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Sunday, July 30, 1854

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Crescent City (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1854