The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oregon (Propeller), 10 May 1845

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PROPELLER " OREGON " - We took a stroll this morning over OREGON which we found in the peaceable possession of that old favorite of the traveling public, Capt. A.E. Hart -- a possession by the way of John Bull may well covert -- who was busy putting everything in order for the reception and home enjoyment of emigrants. The OREGON is a fine specimen of the propeller class of Lake steamers and is the work of Cuyahoga mechanics throughout. Length 145 feet, extreme breadth 26 feet, hold 9 feet 10 inches, 313 tons burthen, and can carry three thousand five hundred barrels freight, beside wood and water. She is prepared to accommodate 100 passengers with lodging, and as many others as can stand on deck. Her arrangements, have special eye to the safety, convenience and comfort of Western Emigrants, who now generally give propellers the preferance over other modes of lake travel.
      The OREGON has two engines, cylinders 28 inches stroke, 16 inches diameter. Engine by Messrs. Brayton and Egerton, at the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Works, and like all machinery from that establishment, finished specimens. They are so put up that either can be worked alone, when necessary. Two shafts, 31 feet long; water wheels 7 feet 3 inches diameter - 60 revolutions per minute, - invented by Messrs. Williamson and Clark, of Buffalo, and thought by mechanics to be better than any other propelling wheels now known. One boiler, on the plan of locomotives, with 228 copper pipes, and one heater, with 18 copper pipes, by which the boiler will be constantly supplied with hot water. Boiler built by Mr. Thomas Whaley, at the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Works. Vessel built by Messrs Sanford and Moses, and owned by Capt. Hart, J.M. Woolsey, Kimberly and Co., Sanford & Moses, and Brayton, Egerton and Watrous.
      The OREGON makes her first trip to Buffalo on Monday. - Cleveland Herald, 10th.
      Daily National Pilot
      Tuesday, May 13, 1845

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Steam screw OREGON. Of 312 tons gross. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1845. First home port, Cleveland Ohio. DISPOSITION. - Lost 1855 by exploding April 20, 1855 at Detroit, Mich., with the loss of 12 lives.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Oregon (Propeller), 10 May 1845