The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. B. Wright (Canal Boat), 1 Aug 1844


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IRON CANAL BOAT. - Jones of Rochester has built an iron boat capable of carrying 700 barrels of flour below decks. According to the Advertiser, "There was used in frame and siding sheets, 17 tons of iron - the siding being one-quarter of an inch thick. There were 1200 days' work expended on it p the boat costing $4,000." There can be no doubt but these boats will soon supersede the wood structure; not only because of their superior capacity for carrying freight - this boat carrying 17 tons more than a boat of like dimensions, constructed of wood. The wood structure, however, continues to be built and improved upon. Van Slyke of this city, has turned out several fine ones of the largest class, in which many important advantages are combined. He launched another this week for Ward & Co. (J. B. WRIGHT)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 13, 1844
     
     
     
      The J. B. WRIGHT, is the name of the new boat launched by Van Slyke, for the Fulton Line. She is now loading and is fully adequate to carry 700 barrels flour, if not more. All freight goes below deck.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 16, 1844
     


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launch, Buffalo
Date of Original:
1844
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McN.E.4920
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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J. B. Wright (Canal Boat), 1 Aug 1844