The new U.S. lighthouse supply stm. HAZE, building by Messrs. Gibson & Craig, will be launched next Saturday afternoon at 4:00.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
June 22, 1876 3-4
THE HAZE. - The following we find in the Buffalo Courier of Monday:
The United States Lighthouse steamer HAZE, built by Messrs. Gibson & Craig, of this city, was successfully launched at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon from their ship yard at the foot of Erie street. The launch was witnessed by a large number and proved enjoyable. The model, workmanship, and finish of this vessel throughout are of a superior character. The dimensions are: Length over all, 141 feet 6 inches; beam, 24 feet 7 inches; depth of lower hold, 9 feet 3 inches; depth between decks, 7 feet. The frame and planking are of superior Niagara county white oak; the lower deck is of white pine three inches thick, and the upper deck, of the same material, is two and a half inches thick. All the iron fastenings throughout the vessel are galvanized. Aft, the HAZE has a cabin 28 feet long, containing eight state rooms, bath-room, pantry, etc. Forward, is a fine, airy forecastle, with berths for twelve men, store rooms, water-closets, oil rooms, etc., between decks. She will be schooner rigged and fitted with wire rigging.
The boiler was built by M. Ritter, of this city, and is 14 feet long. The engine is a direct acting low pressure; diameter of cylinder, 20 inches stroke 26 inches; diameter of wheel, 8 feet 6 inches. There will be a steam hoisting engine on deck, forward, capable of hoisting buoys, etc., of three tons weight.
The cost of the vessel, engines and outfit will be about $35,000. The HAZE was built Under the immediate inspection of Mr. J. R. Vaughn, Superintendent of Construction for the Lighthouse Board; she is under the control of the Lighthouse Inspector of the 10th Lighthouse district, Commander E. E. Potter, U. S. N., and will be commanded by Capt. Jas. McKenzie, a gentleman well and favorably known in this city. Commander Potter and several of his friends witnessed the launch and expressed themselves extremely pleased with the vessel.
Monday, June 27, 1876