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Equator (Propeller), 13 Apr 1857


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F.N. Jones, a few days since, launched the schr. A.E. HART of
425 tons burthen. This vessel was built for Capt. Hart, but has
been sold to Silas Pratt. She is valued at $31,000. Mr. Jones
also launched on Friday the prop. EQUATOR, of about 700 tons
burthen, built for Dean Richmond. This side launch was one of
the finest of the season, although the distance from the water
was greater by 100% than usual. The EQUATOR is one of the new
propellers which are to run hence to Sandusky the coming season.
They draw about 5 ft. 3 inches water on an even keel. They are as
staunch craft as float.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 13, 1857 2-5


SHIPBUILDING. - We give below a table showing the names, tonnage, valuation and builders of the new vessels turned out from our shipyards during the present season. This statement is a gratifying evidence of the prosperity of this branch of trade in our city, affording as it does, employment to a very large class of our citizens.
Class Name Builders Tons Value
Stmr. CITY OF BUFFALO Bidwell & Banta 1,800:00 $225,000
Stmr. CITY OF CLEVELAND Bidwell & Bants 788:15 80,000
Stmr. CYGNET Notter & Co. 26:64 5,000
Prop. HUNTER Bidwell & Banta 667:07 50,000
Prop. EQUINOX F.W. Jones 620:65 50,000
Prop. * EQUATOR F.W. Jones 620:65 50,000
Prop. ECLIPSE F.W. Jones 620:65 50,000
Prop. QUINCEY Van Slyck, Notter Co. 396:02 30,000
Prop. CITY OF MADISON Van Slyck, Notter Co. 394:53 30,000
Prop. BURLINGTON O'Connor 384:74 30,000
Prop. LA CROSSE O'Connor 397:76 30,000
Prop. DUBUQUE O'Connor 399:74 30,000 Prop. M.B. SPAULDING Hitchcock 383:88 30,000
Prop.Tug RAPID Bidwell & Banta 77:00 5,000
Prop.Tug H.P. CLINTON O'Connor 67:83 5.000
Prop.Tug H.N. MARTIN F.N. JONES 87:34 7,000
Prop.Tug LEVITHIAN B.B. Jones 315:64 30,000
Prop.Tug A.E. HART Van Slyke, Notter Co. 71:74 5,000
Prop.Tug ST. MARY Van Slyke, Notter Co. 62:23 5,000
Prop.Tug STILLMAN WITT O'Connor 127:92 10,000 Prop.Tug N.P. SPRAGUE F.N. Jones 173:08 10,000
Prop.Tug JOHN ELY Van Slyke, Notter Co. 29:65 5,000
      Total steam 8,515:39 $772,000 Schr. EUROPA O'Connor 391:88 18,000
Schr. MAZAPPA O'Connor 391:42 10,000
Schr. ETHAN ALLEN F.N. Jones 339:91 18,000
Schr. MARIA F. JOHNSON F.N. Jones 287:59 13,000
Schr. A.E. HART F.N. Jones 445:11 18,000
Schr. DIE VERNON F.N. Jones 414:04 18,000
Schr. LONE STAR F.N. Jones 383:76 17,000
Schr. YORK STATE F.N. Jones 389:37 17,000
Schr. GREY EAGLE Bidwell & Banta 380:91 17,000
Schr. SEA BIRD Bidwell & Banta 381:73 17,000
Schr. ROCKET Bidwell & Banta 478:38 18,000
Schr. COMET Bidwell & Banta 478:16 18,000
Schr. MARY BOOTH Bidwell & Banta 141:02 6,000
Schr. CORNELIA Bidwell & Banta 359:63 13,000
Schr. DAUNTLESS B.B. Jones 437:80 18,000
Schr. IMPERIAL B.B. Jones 437:80 18,000
Schr. INVINCIBLE B.B. Jones 437:80 18,000
Schr. J. THURSBY La Paige 359:92 17,000
Schr. WARECAN Kingston 371:44 17,000
      Total sail 7,308:24 $311,000
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 7, 1857
     
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CORRECTION. - It was from the hull of the old propeller EQUATOR that the new grain barge EL DORADO was constructed, instead of the propeller EQUINOX, as the types had it Saturday. The latter steamer is still in the Buffalo and Toledo trade.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 30, 1871
     


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launch Buffalo
Date of Original:
1857
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McN.E.5114
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Equator (Propeller), 13 Apr 1857