Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Golden Gate (Steamboat), 5 Jun 1852
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BOATS FOR THE COMING SEASON. -- Messrs, Fox & Bruce are building a new boat, into which the engine, formerly used by the steamer LEXINGTON is to be put in, rapidly being brought to a finished state. (part)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, January 20, 1852

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LAUNCHES. -- The steamer GOLDEN GATE, Messrs Fox & Bruce's new boat, was launched this morning, at the ship yard.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, May 1, 1852

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      THE GOLDEN GATE. - This beautiful steamer, built by Messrs. Bidwell, Banta Co., has just been completed for Messrs. Fox & Bruce, and the following is her dimensions: - Length of keel 225 feet; breadth of beam 29 feet 6 inches; depth of hold 12 feet 6 inches, and is 860 tons burthen.
      She is a beautiful model, built more for business purposes than speed. She is propelled by an engine from the Cuyahoga Iron Works, and on a late trial trip made 13 milea an hour at 18 revolutions. She is fitted up with an upper cabin of modern style extending the length of her deck, and affording good accommodations for a large number of passengers.
      She is to be commanded by Captain B. F. Davison. We understand that she was this morning chartered by the Southern Michigan Railroad Company, to run between Milwaukee and Chicago, on Lake Michigan in connection with their road. The EMPIRE or BALTIC will be the other boat forming this line, which of the two, however, it has not yet been decided.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, June 5, 1852

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Steam paddle GOLDEN GATE. Of 770 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1852. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION: -- Burnt at Erie, Pa., November 29, 1856. 1 life lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1886

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Golden Gate (Steamboat), 5 Jun 1852