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The LEXINGTON - This is the name of a new steamboat to be launched at Charleston on Monday the 9th. inst., at 1 o'clock P.M. The first timber of the LEXINGTON was put on the stocks in December last, under the superintendence of Capt. F.N. Jones, and the boat will be ready for sea by the 1st of May. She will measure about 400 tons, is to be propelled by a powerful low pressure engine, and is principally designed for a passenger boat. The governing rule in her model and construction has been 'Elegance with Dispatch,' and few boat builders can work the rule better than the enterprising sons of the old lake Admiral, Captain Augustus Jones, of Charleston.
Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
Wednessay, April 4, 1838 p.2 c.3
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And Still They Come. --- A new and elegant Steamboat called the LEXINGTON, will be launched on Monday at Charleston, Ohio. The Ohio Atlas says-
She is now in rapid progress of completion, and will be in readiness for regular trips by the 1st of May. She is about 400 tons burthen, to be propelled by a powerful low pressure engine -- to be principally a passenger boat. Her beauty of model, style of finish, and general arrangement, will --?-- with any of the floating palaces on the western waters.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Saturday, April 7, 1838
Steam paddle LEXINGTON. Of 363 tons. Built Black River, O.. 1838. First home port, Cleveland, O. DISPOSITION : Lost 1850 by stranding at Port Washington, Wis. on June 15, 1850. No lives lost.
Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
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