PROPELLER GOV. CUSHMAN. - The Plains Dealer says, this new propeller, the ninth built at that port this season, will be ready for sea this week. She was built by Luther Moses, for Mr. Dwight Scott of that city, and her dimensions are as follows: Length 152 feet; width 26-45 feet; hold 10-15 feet; tonnage 384 and 66-95ths tons. She has capacity for 4500 barrels of flour, and will run this season between Cleveland and Dunkirk or Buffalo, as may be determined. Her officers are Capt. Malcolm McBride, formerly of the propeller SCIOTA and BRADBURY, and on of the most judicious and competent seamen on the lakes. Engineer, George Hobbs, a thoroughly accomplished machinist from Cuyahoga Steam Furnace, and later engineer on the propeller JERSEY CITY; Clerk, F.A. Nye; Mate, Martin Gabriel. Her cost is estimated at $30,000. She is named in honor of an old Democrat, Gov. Cushman of Massachusetts.
Buffalo Daily Courier
August 21, 1857
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The new prop. GOV. CUSHMAN, the 9th built in our shipyards this season, will be ready for sea this week. She was built by Luthur Moses for Dwight Scott, of this city, and her dimensions are as follows: Length 152 ft.; width 26.45 ft.; hold 10.15 ft.; tonnage 384 66/95th tons. She has been constructed with great regard to strength and fleetness and will compare favorably with the best propellers built here in this respect. Her arches, in the side are of 4 inches plank, and her bilge keelson 6 inches thick, and she is thoroughly bolted and forelocked throughout, about 100 hanging knees also give her a proper staunchness. She is propelled by 2 Philadelphia wheels 7 ft. each in diameter, and 16 ft. lead, driven by a fine engine, built by Blish & Garlick . The cylinder 16 inch diameter and 28 inch stroke. A boiler from the shop of Mr. Newman & Co. from 3/8 iron manufactured expressly for this job, from the Forest City Rolling Mills, from Lake Superior iron, the most tenacious in the world, supplies it with steam. It is 24 ft. 9 inches in length, with 7 ft. shell and 125, 3 inch return flues, being so constructed as to have the water on all sides of the fire box, and thoroughly stay bolted in every part. Mr. Newman is one of the most experienced and thorough boiler makers in the city. No steamer yet built has received a more careful finish in every respect. The smooth finish of the hull and the upper works is equally thorough, and her gracefully rounded stern, her sharp bow, and the elaborate ornamentation of the pilot house , evidence great taste and excellent workmanship. Her engine room, cabins, state and officers rooms are handsomely grained in imitation of oak. She has cabin room for 40 passengers, and her upholstery and furniture, by Gardner & Vincent, are of elegant and appropriate quality. She carries 3 boats, 2 of wood and one metallic life boat, besides 250 ft. of leather hose to be attached to her pumps in case of fire. Water is forced to tanks on her upper deck for the culinary and washing purposes. She has a capacity of 4,500 barrels of flour, and will be run this season between this city and Dunkirk or Buffalo, as may be determined. Her officers are Capt. Malcolm McBride, formerly of the prop. SCOTIA and BRADBURY, and one of the most judicious and competent seamen on the Lakes. Engineer George Hobbs, a thoroughly accomplished machinist from the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace, and late engineer of the prop. JERSEY CITY, Clerk F.A. Nye, Mate Martin Gabriel. Her cost is estimated at $30,000. - Plain Dealer.
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Steamer GOVERNOR CUSHMAN. U. S. No. 10232. oF 687.80 Tons. 316 Horsepower. Home port , Whitehall, N.Y.
Merchant Vessels of the United States, 1867