The stm. NYACK is to be launched at the Union Drydock Co.'s yard this afternoon. She will run in the Lake Superior Line.
Buffalo Morning Express
May 28, 1878 4-6
The new, elegant passenger steamer NYACK, owned by the Union Steamboat Company, and which will run in the lake Superior Transit Company's line, was to have been launched at the Union Drydock Company;s yard, Buffalo, yesterday, provided the wind was down the lake.
May 29, 1878
Tuesday afternoon the new propeller NYACK built by the Union Dry Dock Co. of Buffalo for the Lake Superior Transit Co. at a cost of $125,000, was successfully launched in the presence of about 1,000 people. She measures; 225' keel, 247' overall, 33' beam, 28' 8" over the guards, 14' 6" depth of hold. She is of 1,200 tons burthen and has two compound engines working on one shaft.
Port Huron Daily Times
Wednesday, May 29, 1878
The Union Steamboat Company's new propeller NYACK was successfully launched Tuesday afternoon, at the yard of the Union Dry-Dock Company, Buffalo. The launch was witnessed by about 1,000 persons, who stood on the docks, vessels, and numerous tugs in the vicinity. As the monster vessel slid gracefully into the water, at a quarter before 4 o'clock, the tug whistles set up a deafening schreeching, and vociferous cheers were given by hundreds of spectators. An immense wave dashed across the creek, drenching many who were on the wharf.
Friday, May 31, 1878
Steam screw NYACK. U. S. No. 130125. Of 1257.35 gross tons; 1024.85 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1878. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 231.0 x 33.0 x 14.7 Of 480 nominal horse-power.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885