The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oneida (Propeller), U18888, 2 Jun 1868

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The accident to the prop. ONEIDA, which threatened at one time to put a tragic ending to the career of that one steamer, terminated, instead, in a very broad farce. We learn that after the ONEIDA had gone into drydock, it was found necessary to put in 2 butt bolts, and in boring into her hull for this purpose the work the men bored too far. They penetrated the lining, one auger going into a hogshead of molasses and another into a package of whisky. The consequent leakage caused a lively demand for pails and other hollow ware. Industrial operations in that shipyard were seriously interfered with for the rest of the day, and a "high old time" was had at a very cheap rate. - Mil. Wis., 29th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 2, 1868 3-4

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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William R. McNeil
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Oneida (Propeller), U18888, 2 Jun 1868