The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Harrison (Revenue Cutter), 22 May 1849

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The Erie Commercial Advertiser of Wednesday says that two government vessels built at that port by Messrs. Carrick & Bates, for the U. S. Revenue service, were prepared for launch yesterday. At half past one the props were knocked from under one of them, and she glided slowly broadside down the ways, but stuck at the bow end before she reached sufficient depth of water to float. Efforts were made to get her off when our paper went to press, until which the other vessel could not be launched. No serious difficulty was apprehended. The christening takes place after the launch. We learn that one of them, continues the same paper, is to be named the HARRISON, the other the SAMUEL D. INGHAM - given by President Polk. One of the vessels rendezvous at Erie for service on Lake Erie and Huron - the other at Oswego - and the old Revenue Cutter, Erie, will be transferred to lake Michigan.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, May 26, 1849

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Harrison (Revenue Cutter), 22 May 1849