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Siamese Twin (Canal Boat), 1 Jul 1842


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We saw yesterday at the dock on Exchange St. a canal boat fitted up with a steam boiler. We were informed by the person on board that she had made several trips between this city and Holley, and that she attained a speed of 5 miles an hour. To prevent washing the banks the boat is constructed upon 2 buoys, shaped like canoes, which run on each side along the whole length of the vessel, leaving the middle vacant. The swell made by the wheel passes through this vacant space, and thus obviates the great objection to the employment of steam on the canals. The boat we understand is to run between this place and Albion. She is called the SIAMESE TWIN. -----Roch. Dem.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 21, 1842



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1842
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McN.E.3825
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Siamese Twin (Canal Boat), 1 Jul 1842