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Toledo (Steamboat), 23 Aug 1841


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The TOLEDO. -- This is the name given to a substantial, new steamboat, now in progress of building at Toledo, Ohio. She is to be of medium dimensions, 400 tons burden, similar to the CHESAPEAKE, and fitted up in the usual elegant manner. Her owner's names are new in commercial history, and that of her commander is in extreme dubiety.
      Commercial Advertiser & Journal, Buffalo
      Thursday evening, March 4, 1841 ( 2-3 )

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      STATE OF TRADE. -- Notwithstanding that half the steamboat tonnage afloat on Lake Erie is by mutual consent disbanded and out of commission, individuals are found who will invest a farther sum of $75, 000 in stock of this description. Our attention has been called to this subject by the anouncement in the Toledo Blade, that a steamboat, to be named after that port, is now building there, of the following dimensions:-
length breadth depth of hold tonnage
171 feet 23 l/2 feet II feet 450
to be propelled by a low pressure engine of 100 horse power, and commanded by Captain J.T. Phratt, formerly of the HARRISON.
      Commercial Advertiser& Journal, Buffalo
      Tuesday evening, March 23, 1841 ( 2-5 )

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      Capt. Pheatt's new boat, the TOLEDO, was launched in fine style at Toledo on Monday last, and will shortly compete for a share of the Maumee business. She is larger too than we at first supposed, being 532 tons burthen, 172 feet keel, 182 feet on deck, 26 feet beam, and 11 feet hold. This is about the size of the CHESAPEAKE, only one foot deeper and three feet wider, a desideratum in boats of this description. Had the HARRISON a few feet more beam she would be a most finished model. The owners of the new boat anticipate much from her advantage, and expect to have her out (en dishabille of course) early in October. The great increase in the business of the Maumee Valley, warrants this augmentation to our already large number of steam craft.
      Erie Gazette
      Thursday, August 26, 1841

NOTE:- The name TOLEDO was changed to INDIANA before going into service.


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launch, Toledo
Date of Original:
1841
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McN.E.6383
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Toledo (Steamboat), 23 Aug 1841