The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Urania (Steamboat), 29 Mar 1905

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A company that will run a boat line between Buffalo and Erie has lately been formed. The new concern will be known as the Erie Transportation Co. It is organized under the laws of Pennsylvania and the work of organization will be finished at Erie, Pa., on Saturday.
      One boat has been bought for the new line. It was formerly known as the URANIA and is now known as the KEYSTONE of Erie. The boat is 185 ft. overall and has a beam of 50 ft. with a speed of 13 miles an hour. The new boat will have a capacity of 800, with staterooms for 100. There will be a night service between Buffalo and Erie, the days being given over to
      Local men who are interested in the new comapny are John F. Patterson, David J. Natilgan, Daniel Mahoney & Sons, J.E. Conlen Jr., and Willis Brown. C.R. Glick of Erie, who is one of the promoters of the company, was in Buffalo yesterday making arrangements at this end of the line.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 29, 1905 9-4

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Urania (Steamboat), 29 Mar 1905