The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Plymouth Rock (Steamboat), 30 Jun 1863


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STEAMBOATS DISPOSED OF. - We see it stated that the splendid steamboats PLYMOUTH ROCK, WESTERN WORLD and MISSISSIPPI, which have been so long lying idle, have been sold to parties in New York, whose intention it is to place the engines in boats being built for the Emperor of China. The hulls are to be made
into sailing craft.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, April 3, 1863

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Another of the mammoth steamers, the WESTERN WORLD, followed her consort the PLYMOUTH ROCK, yesterday noon in tow of the tugs PRINDIVILLE and TURNER for Buffalo, there to undergo the dismantling process, and her machinery taken out for shipment to New York for ocean service. The PLYMOUTH ROCK it will be remembered was taken from here a few weeks since to Buffalo, where, in a few hour's time, she was shorn of her former graceful appearance. Her consort, the WORLD, follows after to share the same fate. These splendid steamers, three in number, have been suffered to be at the lower end of the city long enough to be transformed from comparatively new boats to decayed hulks. It is much to be regretted that a better destiny has not followed them. But one, the MISSISSIPPI remains, which of late has been so disfigured by the removal of her cabins as scarcely to bear the resemblance of her former self.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 30, 1863

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      The steamer PLYMOUTH ROCK has been secured by the ship-building firm of Messrs. Mills & Walsh, and converted into a dry-dock.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, December 25, 1863

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      Fitzgerald's drydock has arrived from Detroit, where is was considerable of a curiosity, the hull having been formerly that of the mammoth steamer PLYMOUTH ROCK, a steamer known to nearly every person on the shore of Lake Erie 20 years ago.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, September 29, 1875

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made into a dry-dock
Date of Original:
1863
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McN.E.3404
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Plymouth Rock (Steamboat), 30 Jun 1863