The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fintry (Propeller), 31 Mar 1853

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The prop. FINTRY will be launched today at 3:00 from the Drydock ship yard. This vessel is one of J.L. Hurd & Co.'s Line of propellers, which are to run tri-weekly between this port and Buffalo during the season of navigation. She is of 700 tons burden, and will be Commanded by S. J. Langley. J.L. Wolverton is the builder.
      Detroit Free Press
      March 31, 1853

THE "FINEY" -- The propeller which was launched on Thursday is to form one of the line of propellers to run direct between this place and Buffalo, by the north shore route. The FINTRY measures 192 feet keel; 29 feet beam; 11½ feet depth of hold, and is nearly 700 tons burthen. Her engines were constructed under the supervision of Mr. Kellogg, at Hyde & Co.,' Machine establishment. The FINTRY is to be driven by two engines, the cylinders of which will be 25 inches in diameter, 36 inches in stroke with screw paddles 10 feet 4 inches across. - - - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 5, 1853

      THE PROPELLER FINTRY. - This is the name of a new propeller which made her appearance at our wharves this morning. She is a Detroit made vessel, and will compare favorably with any of the class on the lakes. She is very large, being 700 tons burthen. Her cabin is fitted up in excellent style, and furnished throughout with life preserving stools. She is commanded by Capt. S.G. Langley an experienced sailor and a gentleman. She brought down between 5 and 6,000 barrels of flour--besides quite an amount of other freight. She will run a tri weekly line between this port and Detroit.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 17, 1853

Steam screw FINTRY. Of 590 tons. Built Detroit, Mich., 1853. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION:-- Lost 1855; by explosion at Port Stanley, Ont., November 8, 1855. Eight lives lost. [ Note: also known as FINLEY.]
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Fintry (Propeller), 31 Mar 1853