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Plymouth (Propeller), 8 May 1854

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Y esterday afternoon the monster propeller was launched from the shipyard of Laffrenier & Stevenson. She slid down into her proper element as quietly as a young duck goint into water for the first time. Her dimensions we have before given. She measures 840 tons
      Cleveland daily Forest City Democrat
      Wednesday, March 8, 1854

{ In the yard of Laffrinier & Stevenson there is building a propeller of the following dimensions: length of keel, 207 feet; on deck, 221 feet; breadty of beam, 32 feet; depth of hold, 13 feet, tonnage 840 She will be launched about the 25th. inst. This noble vessel will be the largest propeller on the lakes.}
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Monday, February 6, 1854

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The new propeller now lying at the foot of Bath Street is the largest on the lakes. She is 214 feet in length, and 840 tons burthen. She was built at the yard of Laffrenier & Stevenson and is intended for the Buffalo and Chicago trade.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Friday, March 24, 1854

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The beautiful propeller PLYMOUTH is receiving her engines at the C. C. & C. wharf. By the way, she will draw, when light, at least 8-1\2 feet; when loaded, will she be able to enter any harbor, except this one ?
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Wednesday, April 5, 1854

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      The propeller PLYMOUTH, built in Cleveland for F.L. Sternberg & Co., of this city, has not yet received her engine. The PLYMOUTH, on an even keel with everything on board, will draw 5 feet 6 inches of water, and can enter any harbor on the lakes with 9 feet 6 inches water, with 700 tons of freight on board.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, April 6, 1854

The new propeller PLYMOUTH was fired up yesterday evening, and receiving her first cargo. Her size will astonish the smaller craft on the lake.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Saturday, May 6, 1854

PROPELLER PLYMOUTH. -- This new and beautiful propeller is now receiving her first load. She has been chartered by T.N. Bond, Agent of American Transportation Company, and Elmira and Canandaigria road, and will discharge her freight at Tonawanda. Her tonnage is 846 tons, and her load consists of the following articles- 6001 bbls. flour, 1020 do pork and 12 tierces of beef, being equal to 8000 bbls of flour, and sufficient to load 16 canal boats.
      We have already stated that she was built for Sternberg & Co., of Buffalo by Laffrenier & Stephenson, of Ohio City. Her engine was built by J.P. Reese, of Ohio City, and is the largest engine of the kind ever built in the west. - The cylinder is 34 inches in diameter, with a 4 feet stroke. The wheel is 16 feet in diameter, and she is propelled by two tubular boilers. She is commanded by Capt. Gibson, an able and experienced seaman, who will not fail to render a good account of the noble vessel in his care. May success attend the PLYMOUTH. - - Cleve. Herald
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, May 8, 1854

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Plymouth (Propeller), 8 May 1854