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Buffalo (Canal boat), 12 Aug 1843


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LAUNCH OF THE "BUFFALO." -- At about 6:00 P.M. on Saturday (8/12), the new and splendid boat BUFFALO, built by Messrs. Milliner & Holmes, was launched at their yard. As nearly as we can judge this is one of the best boats we ever saw afloat. We believe its burden, 120 tons, is unprecedented as regards canal craft. She slid in the water in the most beautiful and satisfactory style; and to the surprise of all, the builder as well as others, drew only 8 inches of water. The following are the dimensions:
      Extreme length of keel . . . . . . . 96 feet 6 inches
      Length of keel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 feet
      Length of main deck . . . . . . . . . 86 feet 6 inches
      Length of stern deck . . . . . . . . 7 feet
      Length of bow deck . . . . . . . . 3 feet, including stern
      Length of mid-ships . . . . . . . . . 70 feet
      Length of cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 feet
      Length of horse stable . . . . . . . 10 feet 6 inches
      Breadth of hold . . . . . . . . . . . 8 feet.
      This is another monument of the skill of our Rochester mechanics, reflecting mush credit to the workman as well as the master builders.
      We take pleasure in saying that this is a Temperance Boat. ----- Rochester Dem.
      Buffalo Courier & Economist
      August 5, 1843
     

LARGE CANAL BOATS. -- A new era has commenced in canal navigation. Boats of a larger class than heretofore, are used for conveying freight, and the experiment has thus far succeeded well. The cost of the transportation of produce is greatly lessened, from the increased amount which these boats can carry, and as soon as the finances of the States shall be such as to render the enlargement of the canal practicable, we expect to see them generally introduced. We take the following from the Rochester Democrat, of Monday.
      LAUNCH OF THE "BUFFALO." -- At about 6:00 P.M. on Saturday, the new and splendid boat BUFFALO, built by Messrs. Milliner & Holmes, was launched at their yard. As nearly as we can judge this is one of the best boats we ever saw afloat. We believe its burden, 120 tons, is unprecedented as regards canal craft. She slid in the water in the most beautiful and satisfactory style; and to the surprise of all, the builder as well as others, drew only 8 inches of water. The following are the dimensions:
      Extreme length of keel . . . . . . . 96 feet 6 inches
      Length of keel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 feet 6 inches
      Length of main deck . . . . . . . . . 86 feet 6 inches
      Length of stern deck . . . . . . . . 7 feet
      Length of bow deck . . . . . . . . 3 feet, including stern
      Length of mid-ships . . . . . . . . . 70 feet
      Length of cabin . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 feet
      Length of horse stable . . . . . . . 10 feet 6 inches
      Breadth of hold . . . . . . . . . . . 8 feet.
      This is another monument of the skill of our Rochester mechanics, reflecting mush credit to the workman as well as the master builders.
      We take pleasure in saying that this is a Temperance Boat. ----- Rochester Dem.
      Buffalo Daily Gazette
      August 17, 1843
     


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launch, Rochester
Date of Original:
1843
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McN.E.6540
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Buffalo (Canal boat), 12 Aug 1843