The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Louis (Propeller), U23356, 8 Apr 1864

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The large prop. ST. LOUIS, one of the 3 built by Peck & Masters for Dean Richmond, to run in conncetion with the New York Central Line, was launched yesterday afternoon at 5:30, getting off in capital style. She is a splendid boat, being one of the largest on the lakes. Her dimensions are: Keel 200 ft.; breadth of beam 31 ft.; depth of hold 13 ft.; burthen 750 tons. She will run between Detroit and Buffalo, and will be commanded by Capt. Woodruff, for 7 or 8 years past commander of the prop. MISSOURI, of the same line.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      April 8, 1864 4-6

Steam screw ST. LOUIS. U. S. No. 23356. Of 788 tons gross. BUilt Cleveland, Ohio, 1864. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION. -- Rig changed to barge, 27th. April 1906
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

Barge ST. LOUIS. U. S. No. 23356. Of 599 tons gross; 599 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1864. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. Crew of 7.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1913

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St. Louis (Propeller), U23356, 8 Apr 1864