The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Falcon (Steam yacht), 19 Jun 1871

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The beautiful steam pleasure yacht FALCON, which was recently launched from the yard of the builder, Mr. George H. Notter, on the Erie Canal at the foot of Virginia St. made her first trip under steam on Saturday last. The FALCON is the property of the Falconwood Co. and is an elegant craft, a credit to her builder and a piece of property of which the club my well be proud.
      The yacht is 84 ft. long, 14 ft. wide, water mark 4 ft. forward and 5 ft. aft. The cabins two in number are 22 ft long and 7 ft. high, each. The engine room is commodious, 15 ft. by 8 ft. in dimensions. The forward cabin is open, and will be shaded by curtains; the aft cabin is enclosed and will be handsomely furnished. A railing runs around the sides of the boat, and the upper and lower decks are connected by stairways. The engine was built by Farrar & Trefts. The carving of the figure head and the work of ornamentation was done by George A. Buck, carver, and the painting was done under the supervision of Charles Lamphier. The FALCON will cost when fullly equipped about $8,000. The run down the river will be made in a few days.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 19, 1871 3-1

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Falcon (Steam yacht), 19 Jun 1871