The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ohio (Propeller), 1 Mar 1848

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The Cuyahoga Works are now engaged on five engines besides a large quantity of less important machinery. Mr. I.L. Hewett's new propeller OHIO, which is to be under the command of Capt. Hagedon is being furnished with a single engine, with one wheel, comprising various improvements and will be ready soon after the middle of April. - Cleveland Herald. (part)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday Evening, March 28, 1848

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THE NEW PROPELLER OHIO - This fine propeller, now fitting out here, will be one of the finest boats of the class on the lakes. She was built last winter for I. L. Hewett, of this city, by L. D. Burnell, at Black River. Her tonnage - Custom House Measurement - is 441 66-95 Length of keel 160 feet - breadth of beam 26 feet - depth of hold 11 1/2 feet.
      She is capable of storing 4,000 bbls bulk. Her upper cabin arrangement will be perfect. Her engine, which is singularly compact, is from the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Works - and is supported by columns - a new arrangement, and with its massive boilers, 22 feet long and 8 feet diameter, containing fourteen 15 inch and three 10 inch flues, will undoubtedly propel her at a rapid rate. Captain Hagedon will command her. - Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, May 9, 1848

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Steam screw OHIO. Of 441 tons. Built Black River, Ohio, 1848. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. DISPOSITION:-- Exploded November 6, 1859 on Lake Erie, with the loss of 2 lives.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

Propeller OHIO. Built Black River, Ohio in 1848 Of 159.4 x 25.5 x 11.3 Lost Lake Erie by Explosion/Sinking in 1859.
      Herman Runge Notes
      Enrollment No. 5, of 1848 Port of Cleveland
      Propeller OHIO. First enrollment
Enrolled March 28, 1848. No. 5. Owned by Isaac L. Hewitt, of Cleveland, Ohio, Managing owner with William A. Adair of Elyria, Ohio. Propeller OHIO of Cleveland, Captain J.H. Hagedon. Built at Black River, Ohio, by L.D. Burnell, in 1848. 441.66 tons. 149.5 x 25.10 x 11.3 Two decks: One mast: Round stern: No figurehead: Enrollment surrendered at Cleveland by reason of change of owners. New enrollment issued at Cleveland dated February 19, 1850.

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Ohio (Propeller), 1 Mar 1848