The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Republic (Propeller), 1 Jul 1848

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THE REPUBLIC. - This new propeller was out yesterday trying her engine. She ran the distance of nine miles in one hour, which is "supposed" to be tolerably fair speed for the first effort. She was light, less than half her wheel being submerged. She will easily make 10 miles per hour when loaded. She will carry 4,000 to 4,500 bbls. flour at about 8 1/2 feet water. She is a beautiful model and her hull is a fine specimen of what the Messrs. Turner can do in the way of shipbuilding.
      The "REPUBLIC" is owned by the Winslows, and is commanded by Capt. Sweet. She will leave in a day or two for Buffalo, and we commend her to the particular attention of our friends in that city. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, July 18, 1848

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William R. McNeil
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Republic (Propeller), 1 Jul 1848