The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. J. Olcott (Propeller), U208425, 12 May 1912

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The Buffalo & Fort Erie Ferry & Railway Co. which owns and operates Erie Beach has chartered from the Peninsula Steamboat Co. the stm. OLCOTT to ply between the foot of Main St. and Erie Beach in connection with the company's other steamers. This will afford Buffalonians better transportation facilities between Buffalo and Erie Beach, and in connection with this the steamer OLCOTT will bring to Erie Beach a number of parties from Dunkirk and Canadian Ports. The OLCOTT goes into service on the Erie Beach run on May 30th.
      The OLCOTT is an up-to-date steel boat, having every facility for convenience of passengers, including cabins, dining room, refreshment stands, etc. The steamer is seaworthy and is reliable in every particular and was in operation last season between Olcott and Toronto.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 12, 1912 26-4
Steam screw W.J. OLCOTT. U. S. No. 208425. Of 76 gross tons; 26 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1910. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 83.0 x 19.0 x 10.0 Tow service. Crew of 8. Of 270 indicated horsepower. Composite built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911

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W. J. Olcott (Propeller), U208425, 12 May 1912