The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Potomac (Propeller), 3 Jul 1855

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NEW VESSEL.---Luther Moses will launch tomorrow a first class propeller, built for Messrs. Foot & Holt, of Buffalo. Her length is 205 feet; breadth 33 feet; depth of hold 12 feet 6 inches, and her measurement about 850 tons. She will have two wheels---her engine is building at the Buffalo Steam Engine Works. She will be in sailing order about the 20th. of next month.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, July 2, 1855

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      SHIP BUILDING IN CLEVELAND. -- Mr. L. Moses is just completing a splendid propeller of 830 tons burthen, for Messrs. Holt & Foot, of Buffalo. Dimensions:--205 feet keel, 33 feet beam, and 12 foot 6 inch depth of hold. She is to be propelled by two oscillating engines, from the Buffalo Steam Engine Works, built under the supervision of Mr. E.H. Reese, the gentleman who built the oscillating engine for the propeller GRANITE STATE, in this city in 1852. This propeller will be ready for service in about two weeks, and to all appearances will be one of the best on the lakes.-------Cleveland Gazette (part)
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, July 18, 1855

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SHIP BUILDING AT BUFFALO. - Two of our citizens, Messrs Holt & Foot, are having built at Cleveland, by Mr. Moses, a propeller to be called the POTOMAC, of 830 tons burthen.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 19, 1855

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The new propeller POTOMAC, built at the yard of Luther Moses, was measured by the Custom House Officers Saturday and her tonnage is stated to be 818 40-95 tons. She is built for Wm. Foot and George Hall, of Buffalo, has 210 feet keel, 33 feet beam, and 12 feet 6 inches depth of hold. ----- Cleveland Plain dealer
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, August 8, 1855

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Potomac (Propeller), 3 Jul 1855