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Osceola (Steamboat), 26 Mar 1838

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A beautiful little steamboat, built the past winter at Whitehaven, Grand Island, will be launched at that place, on Monday next, at 1 o'clock, P. M. She is intended for the navigation of the Niagara, and will, we understand, bear the name of OSEOLA. ---- Buffalo Commercial
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Wednesday, March 21, 1838 p.2 c.2

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      Launch of the "OSCEOLA" -- We regret that we were unable, on Monday, to attend the launch of this new specimen of the skill of our neighboring ship builders of Grand Island. We learn however, that the launch was a most successful one, and attended by a large party of invited spectators from this city, who were politely entertained by Mr. Lathrop, agent of the Grand Island Company.
      The OSCEOLA is said to be a beautiful model, improved from that of the MILWAUKIE, so as to fit her for the navigation of the Niagara, for which she is admirably calculated. She is a trim, snug craft, 100 feet in length, and will, we understand, be commanded by Captain Thos. P. Chase. She was built of the Boston timber Company, by Mr. John English.
      We shall try to find incidents for an interesting chapter, in a trip down the Niagara, on board the OSCEOLA, when the traveling season again comes round.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, March 21, 1838

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      The name of the new Ashtabula boat, has been changed from OSCEOLA, to GEORGE WASHINGTON.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Friday, May 18, 1838

NOTE: -- There seems to be a mix up on the OSEOLA, GEORGE WASHINGTON and RED JACKET ?????

OSEOLA, paddle-wheel steamer of 281 tons. Built 1838 at N. Y. First Registered at N. Y. Renamed OSCEOLA June 6, 1855. Burnt Jersey City, N. J., January 1858.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      1790 - 1868, Lytle - Holdcamper List

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NOTE :-- Name changed to OSCEOLA

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Osceola (Steamboat), 26 Mar 1838