The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Nicholas (Propeller), 16 May 1853

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The ST. NICHOLAS - The Rome Sentinel of the 11th, has the following in relation to the new propeller designed for the Detroit and Cape Vincent line:
      "The ST. NICHOLAS was built by Mr. J. Andrews, of French Creek, and it is admitted on all hands that she is the finest model, and the best built propeller running on Lake Ontario. Her dimensions are as follows:
      Extreme length ................... 145 ft.
      Breadth of beam .................. 26 ft.
      Depth of hold .................... 11 ft.
      Tonnage about 400 tons, with store room for about 3,500 bbls. flour.
      The engine and boiler are from the manufactory of A.C. Powelll, of Syracuse, and are of the latest improved kind.
      Diameter of cylinder ............. 24 inches
      Length of stroke ................. 3 ft.
      Length of boiler ................. 18 ft.
      Diameter of boiler ............... 7 ft.
      The total cost in running order $25,000. She is to be commanded by Capt. Lewis Litz, an experienced sailor, and is intended for Bancroft & Co.'s line of propellers from Cape Vincent to Detroit, in connection with the Rome & Watertown R.R., and the Rome and N.Y. Line via Canal and Hudson River to New York, and is one of the 6 new ones built expressly for this line. The ST. NICHOLAS was launched nearly completed, and takes her place immediately in the line, and will leave for Detroit in a day or 2.
      The ST. NICHOLAS is owned by Messrs. D.C. Bancroft, J.C. Parker and Sauel W. Mudge of Rome.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 16, 1853

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      A propeller of 400 tons, called the " ST. NICHOLAS," was launched at Cape Vincent, on Thursday week. The vessel cost $25,000, and will run in a line between Cape Vincent and Buffalo.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 18, 1853

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St. Nicholas (Propeller), 16 May 1853