The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
International (Propeller), 1 Sep 1853

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BUFFALO AND BRANTFORD RAILROAD. - Messrs. Bidwell, Banta & Co., are now building a ferry propeller, which is to cost $35,000, and to run from Black Rock to the depot on the other side. The dock there is nearly finished, and the necessary buildings are in process of construction.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Saturday, September 10, 1853

The powerful steaam ferry boat INTERNATIONAL, which crosses the Niagara river in connection with the Buffalo and Brabtford Railroad, with a beautiful model - highly finished engine of 450 horse power - propelled by a screw wheel , has proved superior to any side-wheel - having crossed the river through an unbroken field of ice, where it was impossible for the side-wheel ferry boat to pass. She is commanded by our worthy and experienced fellow-citizen Capt. C.H. Ludlow; with Foremant for Mate, and Southwick, Engineer, and the attentive and gentlemanly H. Wood, Clerk
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      January 17, 1854

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International (Propeller), 1 Sep 1853