The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oneida (Propeller), U18888, 26 Apr 1862


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PROPELLER LAUNCH. - The beautiful propeller ONEIDA built at the Kelderhouse ship yard by Mr. Crosswaite for Messrs. Kerderhouse and Palmer was launched into the Erie Basin yesterday afternoon at 20 minutes to 5 o'clock. A large concourse of people had assembled to witness the exciting scene. The steam tugs, and small boats loaded with spectators took position at a short distance from the dock and welcomed the boat as she glided from her stocks. She was launched sidewise. The rope at the bow was cut an instant before the final signal was received at the stern. The bow made the advance movement and as she dropped into the water she glided forward in a most graceful manner, as if her, first trip was to be made without the usual motive power. The ONEIDA measures 750 tons and is truly a magnificent boat.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, April 28, 1862



Propeller ONEIDA, built Cleveland, of 345.74 tons. Cost $26,000.
      List of new vessels built on Lake Erie during 1846
      Cleveland Herald, Weekly
      Wednesday, January 13, 1847
     
     
     
Steam screw ONEIDA. U. S. No. 18888. Of 1070.50 tons gross; 928.54 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 862. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 200.3 x 31.7 x 12.0.
      Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1885
     


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launch
Date of Original:
1862
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McN.E.3158
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Oneida (Propeller), U18888, 26 Apr 1862