The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Brooklyn (Propeller), U2151, 26 Apr 1866

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PROP. BROOKLYN. -- This beautiful vessel, just completed for the Northern Transportation Company, arrived in our harbor this morning. This propeller was built at Cleveland, under the superintendence of Capt. A. C. Keating, who has also superintended the construction of 14 steamers for this Company, and this last is, to our notion, the best. The BROOKLYN is just as large as can pass through the Welland Canal, and is of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 136 1/2 feet, overall 144 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet 10 inches; depth of hold, 12 feet; burthen, 466 tons, new measurement. She is really a very fine specimen of marine architecture, and will bear the test of severe criticism, both as regards material used and manner of construction.
She is finished in good style, the workmanship being all that could be desired in a first class passenger boat, and all her appointments are such as to conduce to the convenience and comfort of the travelling public.
The cabins are larger than those of any other steamer in the line, are richly furnished, with an entire absence of gaudy display; the state rooms are large, well-ventilated, handsomely furnished, and provide with all the little indispensables to a voyageur.
      The BROOKLYN is propelled by a powerful engine constructed at the Cuyahoga Works, and is one of the finest pieces of machinery we are acquainted with among our lake marine. The engine has a stroke of 36 inches, and the bore of the cylinder is 26 inches, provided with all the modern improvements as to valves and cut-off's, and finished in the superior manner which has given a high reputation to the works where the engine was constructed. The BROOKLYN is in every respect the most perfectly finished boat in the N. T. Line, more than ordinary attention having been given to make her staunch and strong, and her carrying capacity as great as her tonnage would allow.
      The BROOKLYN is officered as follows: Captain, A. W. Rosman; First Mate, L. H. Waterbury; Second Mate, Robert Halpin; Engineer, James Delany; Assistant Engineer, Thomas Mooney; Steward, John Shannon. All experienced, careful and competent men.
      Toledo Blade
      April 26, 1866

      The new Northern Transportation Co.'s propeller BROOKLYN arrived last night. She was built at Cleveland last Winter and is up to the high standard set by this line in every respect.
      Chicago Republican
      May 11, 1866
Steamer BROOKLYN. U. S No. 2151. Of 466.38 tons. Of 311 nominal horsepower. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Brooklyn (Propeller), U2151, 26 Apr 1866