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New England (Steamboat), 14 Feb 1837

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The steamboat NEW ENGLAND, a vessel of 500 tons, built at Black Rock, is to be launched tomorrow.
      Cleveland Daily herald
      Tuesday, January 10, 1937

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      Launch. On Tuesday next, the 14th inst, the splendid Steamboat New England, of 500 tons burthen, will be launched at Black Rock, at 1 o'clock. P M. from the Ship Yard of Messrs. Banta & Bidwell.
      Buffalo Daily Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, February 9, 1837

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      Launch of the New England: The new steamboat was launched in fine style on Tuesday last, from the ship yard of Banta & Bidwell, at Black Rock- a passage way having been cut through the ice of the harbor for that purpose. Some trepidation was felt by those spectators who had placed themselves on the ice adjoined, from the breaking up of the ice to the considerable extent, when the boat struck the water, but nothing serious was the result. The "New England" is of 405 tons burthen - has 150 ft keel, by 26 ft beam, with 11 ft hold. She takes the low-pressure engine of the Henry Clay, with new boilers constructed by Mr. John Newman of this city. The principal proprietors are Norton. Carlise & Co. of Buffalo; Gillespie. Norton & Co. of Cleveland; and Capt. Burnet, the Master. Built under the superintendence of Mr. Jacob W. Banta.
      It is intended to have the New England in readiness for the conveyance of freight and passengers, on the opening of navigation when she will make the usual trips from Buffalo through the lakes. Norton. Carlise & Co. Agents in this city.
      Buffalo Daily Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, February 17, 1837

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STEAMBOAT NEW ENGLAND. -- This elegant boat was launched at the ship yard of Messrs. Banta & Bidwell, in this place, on Tuesday last, in presence of a large crowd of spectators. The NEW ENGLAND is a staunch boat of the First class, built of the best materials and on an improved model. She is to be completed in season to commence her trips between Buffalo and Detroit on the opening of navigation, when she w·ill take a rank among the safest and swiftest boats on Lake Erie.
We learn that another large steamboat is immediately to be put upon the stocks at our ship yard, to be competed early in the ensuing season. Announcements of this kind have become so Frequent as to excite but little interest. The building of seventeen splendid steamboats this winter, at the several ports on the Lake, with the numerous other vessels is now on the stocks, is viewed with less surprise than was the completion of two or three steamboats in a single season, ten years ago. Every one is prepared to see the business of the lakes increase in arithmetical progression, and the evidence that it is now doing so is looked upon with as much apathy as would a formal attempt to establish the truth of a mathematical axiom.
      Black Rock Advocate
      February 17, 1837, p, 3, c, 4

Steam paddle NEW ENGLAND, 416 tons. Built Black Rock, N.Y., 1837. Forst home port, Buffalo, N.Y.. NOTATIONS:-- Abandoned 1848
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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New England (Steamboat), 14 Feb 1837