The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Monticello (Propeller), 1 May 1848

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NEW PROPELLER. - The new propeller MONTICELLO, Capt. Parker, says the Toledo Blade, of May 1st, made her appearance at our wharves this morning. She is one of the largest class of propellers, and as trim and pretty a vessel of the kind as we have yet seen.
      Buffalo Republic
      Saturday, May 6, 1867

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The new propeller MONTICELLO made her first appearance in our harbor yesterday. Her dimensions are as follows: -- Length of keel 151 feet 10 inch -- extreme length 160 feet; breadth of beam 25 feet; 10 feet 4 inches depth of hold; 368 tons burthen. She is capable of carrying 3,600 bbls. bulk. The MONTICELLO was built at Fairport, Ohio, by Mr. L.D. Custin, for Mr.G.Rossell, of painesville, Ohio. She is propelled by two engines of 18 inch cylinder and 34 inch stroke, built by Messrs. J.D. Sheppard & Co., of this city.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday Evening, May 8, 1848

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Monticello (Propeller), 1 May 1848