The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
New York (Propeller), U18119., 9 Sep 1856

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PROPELLER NEW YORK. - This is the name of a new propeller of about 600 tons burthen, recently built by Bidwell, Banta & Co., for the N.Y. & Erie Railroad Line, between Dunkirk and Detroit. She is 182 feet 8 inches in length, 32 feet beam, 12 feet 1 inch depth of hold, and is built as strong as any propeller that floats. Her engines are of the oscillating kind so successfully manufactured by the Buffalo Works, and which the present season has so fully demonstrated as the great desideratum in vessels of this discription. A rather hasty trial trip was made yesterday with quite a numerous company on board, and the decision was unanimous that no better vessel with any better machinery ever left this port. The NEW YORK will be commanded by Capt. Ludlow, one of the oldest and most experienced sailore on our lakes. In him unites every quality which is requisite for a successful navigator, coolness, courage, prudence, and an innate self-reliance which awes the timid into silence, and commands respect from the brave. Her engineer is Mr. H.O. Perry, a gentleman well qualified for his post The NEW YORK is fitted up in a style to correspond with her other appointments and must become a favorite. She leaves this evening. Success to her and her gallant commander.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, September 9, 1856

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CORRECTION. - Two or three errors were committed by us in our notice of the propeller NEW YORK yesterday. The engines were manufactured by the Shepard Works, instead of the Buffalo Works as we stated, under the superintendence of Mr. H.O. Perry, whom we stated was the propeller's engineer.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, September 10, 1856

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Steam screw NEW YORK. U. S. No. 18119. Of 665 tons . Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. First home port, Dunkirk, N.Y. DISPOSITION -- Lost 1876 by foundering off Sand Beach, Mich. Oct. 12, 1876.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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New York (Propeller), U18119., 9 Sep 1856