The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mineral Rock (Propeller), 29 Apr 1856

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LAUNCH. - A fine propeller measuring 170 feet keel, 13 1/2 feet depth of hold, and 27 feet beam, was launched from the shipyard of Messrs. Van Slyke, Notter & Co., last evening at 6 o'clock. She went off in beautiful style amid a large crowd of spectators. She is about 600 tons burthen, owned by Captain McKnight, and is intended solely for the Lake Superior trade. She will be commanded by Captain Densham, formerly of the propeller POCAHONTAS. The new propeller is not yet christened. Several names have been suggested, among them are the MINERAL ROCK, WOLVERINE, and WELLS D. WALBRIDGE.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 29, 1856

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      LAUNCH. - A propeller of about 600 tons, called the MINERAL ROCK, built by Messrs. Van Slyke, Notter & Co., was launched on Monday evening. It was a very fine launch, and witnessed by a large number of people. She was intended exclusively for the Lake Superior trade, and will be commanded by Capt. Frazer.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 30, 1856

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Mineral Rock (Propeller), 29 Apr 1856