The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lady Elgin (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1851

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THE "LADY ELGIN"--This is the name of Capt. Appleby's new steamer, just completed, and which took her place at the dock yesterday, and is loading for the Upper lakes. her dimensions are as follows:-- length 265 (?) feet, breadth of beam 33 feet, depth of hold 13 feet, and measures 1200 tons (?); low pressure beam engine of 350 horse power. Bidwell & Banta & Co.,builders. She is a fine model and has great capacity for stowing freight. She leaves this evening for Chicago. Success to her. (poor copy)
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Friday, November 7, 1851

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      THE " LADY ELGIN." - This is the name of a new steamer just completed by Messrs. Bidwell, Banta & Co., for Capt. Appleby. She came down to her dock yesterday, and is now loading for Chicago, for which port she will leave this evening. Her model was one of great beauty, and we predict that she will prove a formidable competitor to the fastest craft afloat. Her cabins and state-room are fitted up in a style of great elegance, and calculated to contribute to the complete comfort of the passengers. The following are her dimensions:-
      Length . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 feet
      Breadth of beam . . . . . . . 33 feet
      Depth of hold . . . . . . . . 13 feet
      Diameter of wheel . . . . . . 36 feet
      Measurement . . . . . . . . 1,200 tons
      Low Pressure Steam Engine . . 350 horse power
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 7, 1851

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Lady Elgin (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1851