A NEW YACHT FOR THE ISLANDS:-- Within a few days a gentleman of this city has purchased from Buffalo parties a new steam yacht, which is accounted the fastest and most elegant vessel of the kind on inland waters. She is named ROSALINE, and is intended to be run between Ballast, Middle Bass and Put-in-Bay Islands, mainly for the accommodation of the Ballast Island Club, Toledo Club of Middle Bass Island, and visitors generally, which will be a great convenience to all visiting this famous and favorite summer resort. The hull of the yacht is of steel plate, and the boilers are also made of steel. She has two powerful engines, with a propelling power of twenty miles an hour. The passenger accommodations are superb, there being two cabins, fitted up elegantly, with every modern convenience and improvement, making her one of the most beautiful boats ever put afloat on the waters of the lakes. She was built by the celebrated iron ship builder of Buffalo, David Bell, Esq. who has spared no expense to make her complete in hull, machinery and outfit. As soon as navigation will permit the ROSALINE will be brought here from Buffalo, when our citizens will have an opportunity to examine her.
March 10, 1876
The new steel yacht ROSALINE, built at this port by Mr. David Bell, arrived at Cleveland on Sunday. She will be stationed up among the Islands.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
May 16, 1876 3-5
Steam screw ROSALINE. U.S. No. 110275. Of 28.30 tons gross, 104 nominal horsepower. Built 1875 at Buffalo, N.Y. Home port New York, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1884