New York (Propeller), U130157, 15 Aug 1879
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The new propeller, on the ways at Buffalo, will be known as the " NEW YORK." Immediately after she is launched another propeller similar in size, will be commenced on the same keel blocks.
Detroit Post & Tribune
Sunday, March 16, 1879
ANOTHER NEW PROPELLER
Buffalo Express. The work of completing the new propeller NEW YORK, which is being built at the Union Dry Dock Company's yard for the Union Steamboat Company goes bravely on, and it is thought that she will be finished inside of four weeks. GHer engine, a large-sized compound and two immense boilers, have been placed in position and the wheel has been put on. The planking is all done, the upper bulwarks will be put on in a few days and she has been thoroughly caulked. Her length is 283 feet, which is 3 feet longer than the propeller COMMODORE, and consequently she will be the largest boat on the lakes. She has a depth of hold of 17 feet. The NEW YORK has been built nder the direct supervision of Capt. Drake, and he may well be proud of his work.
Detroit Post & Tribune
Friday, June 13, 1879
The new props. NEW YORK and CHICAGO arrived in port yesterday on their first down trip. The latter is the property of the Western Transportation Co. and was built at Cleveland by Quayle & Sons. She is a fine freight propeller and a sister ship to the MILWAUKEE. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel, 265 ft.; breath of beam, 37 ft.; depth of 16 1/2 ft.; length over all, 280 ft. She tons about 1,770. her wheel is 11 ft. 3 inches in diameter, with about 14 ft. lead. The NEW YORK was built in this city by the Union Steamboat Co. She is the longest propeller on the lakes, and the next largest in tonnage, the COMMODORE being the largest. She is pronounced one of the finest boats afloat.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
August 15, 1879 3-4
NEW YORK Built 1879 Package Freight Prop. -Wood
U. S. No. 130157 1921 gt -1751 nt 268.9' x 36.9' x 16.2'
Reduced to bulk propeller in 1908.
Burned and sank October 1, 1910, at South Point, near Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.
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