The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Garden City (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1853

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THE GARDEN CITY. - This is the name of a new steamer now being built by Messrs. Bidwell & Banta for Captain Crocker, and which will be out in a day or two. The following are her dimensions - length 218 feet; breadth of beam 29 feet 6 inches, and of 200 tons burthen. Her engine, which is from the Buffalo Steam Engine Works, of this city, is a beam engine with cylinder 44 inches diameter and 12 feet stroke. The GARDEN CITY made a trial trip, some weeks ago and worked satisfactorily. She is intended for the Chicago and Milwaukee route
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, July 18, 1853

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The new steamer GARDEN CITY makes a trial trip today.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, July 19, 1853

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Garden City (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1853