The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Union (Steamboat), 3 Jul 1857


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The new ferry boat UNION, built for the Great Western Railway Co., made a short trial trip yesterday. She is a very large and powerfully built boat, and from the peculiar construction of her hull, and extreme motive power, it is thought she will have no difficulty in breaking the strongest ice which ever forms in our river. Her hull, which is covered with boiler iron, is built something in the shape of a sled runner, with a view of her running on the ice and smashing it down. Her length is 170 ft., breadth 66 ft. She has two very powerful engines, (Canadian made) of 8 ft. stroke, which are found to work admirably. - Detroit Adv.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 3, 1857 2-5

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new ferry boat
Date of Original:
1857
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McN.E.4287
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Union (Steamboat), 3 Jul 1857