The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jersey City (Propeller), 2 Oct 1855

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The new prop. JERSEY CITY was built for the New York & Erie Railroad Co., at the shipyard of G.W. Jones. She will stow 6,000 barrels bulk, and carry besides 200 head of cattle, and miscellaneous freight. She registers 633 2/95 tons custom house measurement, is 132 ft. long, 29 ft. 6 inches beam, and 12 ft. 5 inches hold. Her engines were manufactured and set up at the Cuyahoga steam furnace. They are 2 upright engines on iron frames, cylinders 24 inches in diameter with 36 inch stroke. The boiler is 18 ft. long, and remarkably calculated for producing steam, it being supplied with 7, 15 inch lower or direct flues, and 140, 3 1/2 return flues. The "patent variable cut off" is attached to the steam pipe, an invention of Mr. E. Rogers, engineer at the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace, for graduating the amount of steam, highly approved of by the best engineers. Her wheels are 10 ft. in diameter. She is supplied with 3 of Gould & Morris fire engines. She is said to have cost not far from $40,000, and the money has been, as far as we can judge, most judiciously expended. She is officered by Capt. J.G. Huff, late master of the prop. OSWEGO, Samuel Curtis, engineer, and J.O. Bullard, Clerk. - Cleve. Plain Dealer
      Detroit Free Press
      October 2, 1855

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Jersey City (Propeller), 2 Oct 1855