The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Missouri (Propeller), 14 Nov 1867

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The largest sale probably ever made of vessel property on the lakes was the one recently by the New York Central Railroad Co. to T.D. Dole, of this city. It comprises 18 propellers, viz: The ARCTIC, ATLANTIC, ARAXES, COMET, ECLIPSE, EQUINOX, EVERGREEN CITY, DUNKIRK, GALENA, MENDOTA, MARQUETTE, MISSOURI, ORONTES, PACIFIC, ROCKET, ST. LOUIS, TOLEDO and WENONA. The terms of the sale were not made public. The Central Railroad Co. has entered into a contract with Mr. Dole, the purchaser of its propellers, for the transportation of all its freight to and from Lake Erie
ports for 5 years from the spring of 1868. Although the upper lake line of propellers were purchased by Mr. Dole, the vessel of that line weill still continue under the superintendence of Sheldon Pease. This transfer of propellers will be alike beneficial to all parties concerned in the transaction, as well as the public generally.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 14, 1867 3-2

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Missouri (Propeller), 14 Nov 1867