The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
F. P. Gallagher (Canal Boat), 10 Oct 1866

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AN EXCURSION. - Peter Darling, Esq., yesterday gave an excursion to his many friends on his new boat, the F.P. GALLAGHER. There was a good band of music on board. The boat was towed by the tug LON EDES up and down the Creek and to the Black Rock dam, flying the green flag presented by Mr. Gallagher.
      The Buffalo Post
      Thursday, October 11, 1866

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CHRISTENING OF THE CANAL BOAT "FRANK B. GALLAGHER." - On Wednesday afternoon the new Canal Boat FRANK B. GALLAGHER, was christened with great eclat. This boat which is one of the largest of the kind afloat, was built by Messrs. Van Slyke & Notter, owned by Captain P.C. Darling, is 98 feet in length, 18 feet beam, measures 245 tons and is named after the Conservative and Democratic candidate for State Prison Inspector. Mr. Gallagher with his characteristic liberality presented the boat a beautiful green silk flag, trimmed with heavy gold bullion, on one side of which was emblazoned the harp, and on the reverse the sunburst - emblems, which ever provoke the wildest enthusiasm among the son of the Green Isle - and the whole surmounted with the American Eagle perched on the globe. Success to the gallant Captain Darling and his new craft.
      The Buffalo Post
      Saturday, October 13, 1866

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F. P. Gallagher (Canal Boat), 10 Oct 1866