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Pocahontas (Propeller), 6 Apr 1846


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The POCAHONTAS:- This name has been selected for a new propeller, now building at the ship yard of Capt. F.N. Jones, for Messrs Joy and Webster, and Capt. J. Worchester. She is of a beautiful model, of 350 tons burthen, and to be sailed by Capt. Worchester. Two engines of 100 horse power each, are to give the propelling power, - and the wheels will be the largest in use upon the lakes, being about 8 feet in diametor. When completed she will be a very fine business boat. The launch will take place within a short time.
The engines for the POCAHONTAS, are building at the Vulcan Foundry, by Messrs. Stewart Emerson & Co. We have often heard it said that one half of the world did not know how the other half lived -- and in cities, it is equally so, in a business point of view. We see our lakes traversed by beautiful vessels - and seldom stop to inquire through whose enterprise, or by whose hands the power is derived that propells them. A Visit to the Vulcan Foundry, gave us some idea of the increase of our manufacturing interests. This manufactory, which is, comparatively in its infancy, now employ, constantly, some 60 men, and has in hand under completion six new steam engines, of various power, and to be applied to purposes of navigation and manufacture.
The engines for the POCAHONTAS are so constructed that the steam exhausts through a chamber that surrounds the cylinder nearly equal to the steam that fills it, and prevents condensation before exhaust ion
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Tuesday, March 24, 1846


      LAUNCH.---The propeller POCAHONTAS, built at the ship yard of Messrs Bidwell & Banta, under the superintendance of Capt. Jones, was launched yesterday in fine style. A description of her size, tonnage and ownership, we have heretofore given.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Tues. Morning, April 7, 1846 p.3


The new propeller POCAHONTAS, Capt. Worchester, took a turn in the bay yesterday afternoon, to try her engine for the first time. She is the third propeller hailing from this port this spring, and like her compeers, is one of the largest class.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Wed. Morning, May 6, 1846 p.3



Propeller POCAHONTAS, built Buffalo, of 426.64 tons. Cost $25,000.
      List of new vessels built on Lake Erie during 1846
      Cleveland Herald, Weekly
      Wednesday, January 13, 1847


Steam screw POCAHONTAS. Of 426 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1846. First Home Port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION -- Lost 1862 by stranding on Long Point, L. E. January 18, 1862. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868


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launch
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1846
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McN.E.3405
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Pocahontas (Propeller), 6 Apr 1846