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Sandusky (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1834


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MORE COMING. -- Two additional new Steam Boats have just been launched upon our lake---one at Sandusky and the other at Huron. The Sandusky boat, we learn takes the name of the city, and is, says our correspondent, "moddled [sic] like a duck, and will ride the surge like a thing of life." Three hundred and eighty tuns burden, and will be out the first of September.
The other, the UNITED STATES, at Huron, is about the same burden, and will, we trust prove herself a duck in the water also. She will be prepared for service as soon as possible.
      Buffalo Whig
      June 18, 1834

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      THE SANDUSKY. -- This new Steam-boat was towed into our harbour last evening. She is "in the rough," being finished only outside the hull, and bearing a figure head the sight of which sends a man's hand involuntarily to his head, in search of his scalp. She is to receive her engine and finish here, and will probably be ready to run in about two months.
      The SANDUSKY was towed from Sandusky City to this port, two hundred and fifty miles, in twenty-three hours, running time, by the DANIEL WEBSTER!!
      Buffalo Whig
      July 9, 1834 p. 2, c. 7

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      STEAMBOAT SANDUSKY. - This new and splendid boat, left our harbor last evening, on her first trip to Detroit. She is of the first class of boats, and under the care of her present experienced seaman and gentlemanly commander, will vie with any other boat on the Western Waters.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Tuesday, November 18, 1834

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      CARVING. - A splendid piece of Carving, by Mr. John Weeden, intended for the stern of the steamboat SANDUSKY, is now being finished at Mr. Mason's paint shop, Terrace Building. The designs are excellent, and the workmanship is superior to any thing of the kind we have seen in the western country. The figure of the old Indian warrior, Sandusky, from whom the name of the boat is derived, is carved at full length on one side, together with his implements of war, and on the other is his daughter, holding in her arms two papooses, and in the center is the American Eagle. The painting of the figures was done by Mr. Mason, which is alike creditable.
      It can be seen at Mr. Mason's shop from today at 12 o'clock until Monday at 10 o'clock.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Saturday, November 15, 1834

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SANDUSKY.-- Thls new Steam-boat, which we recently noticed, has been completed, and left port a few days since, for Sandusky, to winter. By passengers who left in her, and have since returned, we learn that she is likely to fulfil the most sanguine expectations of her owners, both for speed and as a sea craft.
      Buffalo Whig
      November 26, 1834 p. 2, c. 7

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      LAKE ERIE STEAM BOATS.
      We have frequent inquiries, from distant places, concerning the Steam Boats of these waters.
The following is an extract of a letter to us, received yesterday, and dated. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 8, 1834
"Of your city, and the region west of it, we know, in fact, but little; and form, for the most part, but very erroneous conclusions, in relation to either. We hear, often, of Lake Erie Steam boats, but know nothing of the number, and hardly more of their general character. If not too much trouble, may I ask that you will favour me with the names of the several Steam Boats upon Erie, and the more western lakes? Any facts relating to the business character of Buffalo, &c. would also be acceptable, should leisure permit. "
In compliance with the request of our correspondent, we have obtained from a gentleman who is an extensive owner the names of all our Steam Boats, and those of the British, which we subjoin.
We given them in this form, rather than in a private letter, that it may meet the eye of others, who are making similar inquiries.
      American Steam Boats on Erie and the Upper. Lakes.
      MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA,
      THOMAS JEFFERSON, OHIO,
      SANDUSKY, GOVERNOR MARCY,
      GENERAL PORTER, DETROIT,
      DANIEL WEBSTER, OLIVER NEWBERRY,
      UNITED STATES, ENTERPRISE,
      CHARLES TOWNSEND, DELAWARE,
      NORTH AMERICA, WILLIAM PEACOCK,
      OLIVER H. PERRY, NIAGARA,
      MONROE, GENERAL BRADY,
      NEW-YORK, GENERAL GRATIOT,
      SUPERIOR, ANDREW JACKSON,
      UNCLE SAM, VICTORY,
      SHELDON THOMPSON, CAROLINE,
      WILLIAM PENN, MAJOR JACK DOWNING
      HENRY CLAY,
      British Do.
      MINESSETUNK, THAMES,
      ADELAIDE.
      Of the character of our Boats for strength, speed and elegance, we may challenge any water to a comparison. Many of them are of the largest class, and all well found.
Of facts relating to the business character of our city, we can at this moment do no more than refer our correspondent to our advertising columns; but will write him in a few days, in detail upon the subject.
      Buffalo Whig
      December 17, 1834
     
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Steam paddle SANDUSKY. Of 377 toms. Built Sandusky, Ohio 1835. First home port, Portland, Ohio. DISPOSITION:-- Rig changed to a bark October 10, 1843
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
     


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new vessel
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1834
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William R. McNeil
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Sandusky (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1834