The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicago (Propeller), 15 Aug 1879

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      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

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Chicago (Propeller), 15 Aug 1879