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Empire (Propeller), 27 Feb 1861

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We understand that Quayle & Martin, of Cleveland, are to build a propeller this winter for the Northern Transportation Company. She is to be propelled by one of the engines of the CITY OF SUPERIOR, the predecessor of the NORTHERN LIGHT.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, October 27, 1860

      THE NEW PROPELLER. - The new propeller built by Quayle & Martin, at Cleveland, for the Northern Transportation Company, is ready for launching, and will probably slide into the water this afternoon. She is to be called the EMPIRE.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 27, 1861

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      THE EMPIRE. - The new N.T. Co. propeller EMPIRE was successfully launched from the yard of her builders, Messrs. Quayle & Martin, Cleveland, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Her dimensions are- length 150 feet; beam 26 1/2 feet; depth of hold 12 feet. Her tonnage will be about 370. She is a neat, serviceable looking boat. The EMPIRE was yesterday towed up to the Cuyahoga Furnace Works where she will take on her machinery.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 28, 1861

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NEW VESSELS AT CLEVELAND. -- The following are the official Custom House measurements of the vessels built at this port this season:
Propeller EMPIRE, built by Quayle & Martin for the N. T. Company. Length 136 feet; breadth 25 feet 10 inches; depth 12 feet; burthen 393 10-95 tons.

Schooner RAVENNA, built by Quayle & Martin for Geo. W. Bissell, Detroit. Length 138.75 feet; beam 26.2 feet; depth 11.88 feet; burthen 404 8-95 tons.

Schooner CITY OF CHICAGO, built by Peck & Masters for Lockwood & Kinney, of Buffalo. Length 140.56 feet; beam 30.14 feet; depth 11.26 feet; burthen 437 50-95 tons.

      Schooner CITY OF MILWAUKEE, built by Peck & Masters, for Lockwood & Kinney of Buffalo. Length 140.55 feet; beam 29.94 feet; depth 11.30 feet; burthen 436 53-95 tons.

      Schooner CITY OF BUFFALO, built by Peck & Masters, for Lockwood & Kinney of Buffalo. Length 143.78 feet; 30.17 feet; depth 11.4 feet; burthen 455 tons

      Schooner NARRAGAUSETT, built by Quayle & Martin, for R. H. Harmon, T. Quayle, and J. Martin. Length 139.95 feet; beam 26.13 feet; depth 10.97 feet; burthen 398 20-95 tons.

      Schooner MAJOR ANDERSON, built by Irs Laffrinier for H.C. Winslow. Length 153.87 feet; beam 33.22 feet; depth 12.13 feet; burthen 568 11-95 tons.

      The new schooner NARRAGAUSETT was launched from Quayle & Martin's yard yesterday. ---- Cleveland Herald, 10th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1861
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TRIAL TRIP OF THE NEW PROPELLER "EMPIRE" -- This afternoon about half past 10 o'clock the new propeller EMPIRE, built by Quayle & Martin for the Northern Transportation Co., made a trial trip of about six miles into the lake, bearing a party of ten or a dozen. Her engine worked capitally. It is new and was built at the Cuyahoga Works. The EMPIRE will make from ten to twelve miles an hour. She will leave port on Monday or Tuesday next, though it is not yet decided whether to send her to Chicago or Ogdensburgh. --- Cleveland Plain Dealer.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 15, 1861

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Empire (Propeller), 27 Feb 1861