The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Lexington (Steamboat), 19 May 1838

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THE LEXINGTON. - This new Charleston boat came in Saturday on her first trip, and proceeded to Buffalo for the purpose of being furnished. She will commence her regular trips in a few days. The LEXINGTON is another of the class of good boats the enterprising builders of Charleston have from time to time added to the list, and the despatch with which the timber from the stump has been moulded into a finished craft, in these hard times, does much credit to the citizens of that flourishing town. The boat was commenced on the 1st. of
December last, and the keel laid of the 20th. She was built under the superintendence of, and commanded by Capt. F.N. Jones - is 368 tons burthen - has a pleasant gentlemen's cabin with 42 berths - ladies' cabin with 21 - 6 state rooms - and extensive accommodations for steerage passengers. The LEXINGTON is propelled by a low pressure engine - is designed principally for a passenger boat - and is of elegant model, finished in good taste, and pleasantly arranged. She hails from Charleston, and her stock is principally owned by the citizens of that place. Good speed to the LEXINGTON.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, May 21, 1838 2:3

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Lexington (Steamboat), 19 May 1838