The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Albert J. Wright (Propeller), 14 May 1881

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This afternoon Mr. L.B. Fortier's new pleasure steamer, which is to take the place of the ARUNDELL on the Niagara River and the lake with excursion parties, will be launched from the yard of Messrs. R. Mills & Co.. She is to be called the ALBERT J. WRIGHT, after the popular young gentleman of that name, son of Mr. A. P. Wright, the well known commission merchant of Central Wharf.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 14, 1881 1-8

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      The excursion propeller A. J. WRIGHT, built by R. Mills & Co., for L. B. Fortier, was launched yesterday afternoon. Her length is 127 feet; beam, 22 feet; depth of hold, 9 feet.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, May 16, 1881

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Buffalo: -- The new steamer ALBERT J. WRIGHT recently launched at R. Mills & Co's ship yard for L. B. Fortier, of this city, made her trial trip Saturday afternoon. She is an unusually staunch and comfortable boat, and is commanded by Captain James Doyle. She made her first excursion trip down Niagara river today, with a large party on board.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, June 13, 1881

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Albert J. Wright (Propeller), 14 May 1881