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Nyack (Propeller), U130125, 4 Jul 1878

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The new prop. NYACK, Capt. Fred Miller, left port for Duluth yesterday morning on her first trip. Her passengers numbered about 60 in all, 35 of whom were booked through. Quite a number of persons have also engaged passage on the same boat, who will board her a Cleveland and Detroit.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 4, 1878 4-4

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The new propeller NYACK, built at Buffalo for the Union Steamboat Company, arrived at Hanna & Co.'s dock this morning at 3 o'clock. She leaves for Duluth at 8 o'clock A. M. The vessel is a model of beauty, and is elegantly furnished. The ladies cabin is carpeted with an Axminster of rich design, and furniture is of black walnut, and is upholstered in gold and green tapestry of delicate textures beautifully figured. An ebony and green and gold chandelier is suspended from the ceiling, and is held in its place by means of silk cord of green and gold. There are nine state-rooms 'en suite,' all tastefully and comfortably furnished. Each room has a walnut bedstead below and a single berth above, each being supplied with a spring bed and hair mattress. There is also a marble lavatory, and the appointments are otherwise complete. In addition to these state-rooms there is a ladies' dressing-room fitted up especially for the toilet. The main saloon is 110 feet long, 16 feet wide, and 11 feet high, and contains eleven dining rooms with accommodations for 150 persons. There are thirty-eight state-rooms off this saloon, all arranged and furnished like the ladies' cabin. Four chandeliers of the same pattern and with the same cord and tassel fastenings adorn the room. The Axminster upon the floor is nearly the same design as that in the ladies' cabin. The engines are two in number, of the compound Perry & Lay pattern, 670 horse power, with two forty-inch cylinders, of three feet stroke. The boilers are made of one-half inch steel and are ten feet in diameter and sixteen feet long. The wheel is the Philadelphia, eleven feet in diameter.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, July 4, 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

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Nyack (Propeller), U130125, 4 Jul 1878