The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Thomas Jefferson (Steamboat), 1 May 1835


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The Opening Scene.-A ramble along our docks, at the present moment, presents a scene of extraordinary activity. We have in port nine Steam Boats, and forty-three Brigs and Schooners, besides numerous Canal Boats. On board all these, active preparations for service are being made. The reeking cauldron of boiling pitch sends up its clouds of smoke at every step; the rigger is aloft, putting his top gear in order, and the caulker's mallet, below, responds to the builder's hammer on shore; while the weather-beaten tar bustles about the deck of his floating home, rejoicing in the prospect of toil and tempest.
Many of these craft are new, while others are undergoing extensive alterations and repairs. Of the steam boats, the DANIEL WEBSTER is being rebuilt from the burning; the VICTORY is receiving a new engine of increased capacity and power; the OHIO, GOV. MARCY and NEW-YORK all being repaired and painted. The THOMAS JEFFERSON, new boat, not yet finished, a monster of the deep, is to be made a splendid boat...no disparagement to any other. She is 175 feet in length of deck, by 49 breadth, including guards, and is to be driven by one of Allaire's engines, with a fifty inch cylinder and a nine foot stroke. She will have 142 berths, including the 24 in her ten state rooms; and if her splendour is surpassed by any boat on these waters -- it will disappoint her owners. The CHARLES TOWNSEND, also, is a new boat of smaller dimensions, but one every way calculated for substantial use.
      Buffalo Whig
      April 15, 1835 (part)
     


Many of these craft are new, while others are undergoing extensive alterations and repairs. Of the steam boats, the DANIEL WEBSTER is being rebuilt from the burning; the VICTORY is receiving a new engine of increased capacity and power; the OHIO, GOV. MARCY and NEW-YORK all being repaired and painted. The THOMAS JEFFERSON, new boat, not yet finished, a monster of the deep, is to be made a splendid boat -- no disparagement to any other. She is 175 feet in length of deck, by 49 breadth, including guards, and is to be driven by one of Allaire's engines, with a fifty inch cylinder and a nine foot stroke. She will have 142 berths, including the 24 in her ten state rooms; and if her splendor
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advert
      STEAM-BOAT EXCURSION
      on the Upper lakes
      The New and Splendid Steam Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON, Capt. T. Wilkins, will leave Buffalo Saturday, the 6th day of June, at 9 o'clock, A.M. for Sault de St. Marie, Mackina, Green bay, Chicago, Michigan City, and St. Joseph, touching at the ports on Lake Erie, and Detroit.
      The THOMAS JEFFERSON is 500 tons burden, propeller by one of J.P. Alldire's powerful low pressure engines, has accommodations for 250 cabin passengers, exclusive of 20 State Rooms, of two berths each, and is finished and furnished in a style not surpassed by any boat in the world.
Passengers taking this boat will have an opportunity of attending the great land sale at Chicago, which is to take place on the 15th June. This trip will embrace a distance of over 2,000 miles, during which passengers will have an opportunity of viewing the splendid scenery of lakes Erie, St. Clair, Huron, Superior and Michigan, and the Rivers, Straits and Bays connected with them.
Stores of the best kind, and a full band of Music, will be provided.
Berths or State Rooms can be secured by application to the master on board.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Thursday, May 28, 1835


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new vessel
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1835
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McN.E.2441
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Thomas Jefferson (Steamboat), 1 May 1835