The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Puritan (Propeller), 22 May 1893

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The new excursion steamer PURITAN, building for Sloan, Cowles, Jenkins & Knight is 145 feet long, 32 feet beam and 10 1/2 feet deep. Her hull is separated into eight water-tight compartments, a longitudinal bulkhead four inches thick running from stem to stern, and there being four transverse bulkheads on a side. The PURITAN is a wooden twin screw boat, she has two steel boilers and two vertical compound engines. She will rate A 1 and will be the staunchest excursion steamer hailing from Buffalo.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Saturday, May 20, 1893

      The excursion stm. PURITAN was successfully launched at Mill's dry dock Saturday (5/20) afternoon. She has a capacity of 1,300 and will be given the highest rating. Her dimensions are: Length 145; beam, 32 ft.: depth, 10 1/2 ft. She has twin screws and is exceptionally built.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 22, 1893 3-4

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Puritan (Propeller), 22 May 1893