The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Propeller), 27 May 1856

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The prop. GLOBE of the People's line left here last night for Chicago with a thousand tons of freight. She was detained here a day or 2 in repairing the plunger of her pump, which got out of order on her way up from Buffalo. She is the largest propeller now afloat registering 1,200 tons. Her alterations consist principally in the change of propelling power, her old engine and side wheels having been exchanged for 2 large boilers, 2 oscillating engines and a new cast iron propeller of the Philadelphia pattern. These alterations were made at a cost of $30,000 and Capt. Pratt who commands her says that her working at sea has been rendered much easier, and her speed not diminishedat all be the change. She makes easily 12 miles an hour, and in spite of her great size and burthen seems perfectly under command of her motive power. The fears entertained that her power was not proportioned to her size may be considered groundless, the underwriters consider her A1, and insuring her on as favorable term as any other vessel on the lakes. - Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 29, 1856 2-5

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Globe (Propeller), 27 May 1856