NEW PROPELLER. -- The new propeller TOLEDO, built by Messrs. Jones for Lee, Abell & Co., and Captain Robert Montgomery, during the past winter, hauled down to her dock today and commenced loading for ports on this lake. Her dimensions are: 180 feet keel; 18 feet beam; 12 feet hold, and is 600 tons burthen.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Wednesday, April 19, 1954
TRIAL TRIP OF THE NEW PROPELLER TOLEDO.
This fine model of a propeller, recently built by the Messrs. Jones, for Messrs. Lee, Abell & Co., for the Toledo Line, steamed out into the lake last evening on her first trial trip. She skimmed the water like a thing of life, as if she were sensible that the genius of Fulton had assumed the command of her for the first time. The engine is from the machine shop and foundry of Shepard & Co., and is of an entirely new model, and although the piston has a perpendicular motion, is so arranged as to bring almost the entire machinery below the main deck. The motion is communicated to the driving shaft from both sides of the walking beam, instead of being taken from one side as is the case in most propeller engines now in use, thus giving the piston greater steadiness and equality of action. These, if we mistake not, are decided improvements, and we shall be surprised if engines of this model do not supercede all others for propellers. The machinery worked finely and fully equaled the anticipations of all parties interested. An engine of a similar model, only much larger, is, we understand, being built for the new propeller ORIENTAL.
The TOLEDO is commanded by Capt. Robert Montgomery, who is a joint owner with Lee, Abell & Co., he is an able sailor, and every inch a gentleman. He seems to feel proud of his noble craft, and well he may, for she is a beautiful model.
Buffalo Daily Courier
April 21, 1851
Steam screw TOLEDO. Of 585 tons. Built Buffalo, M.Y. 1854. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. NOTATIONs:- Lost 1856
Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
Propeller TOLEDO. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1854. 178.7 x 29.2 x 11.1 Foundered at anchor at Port Washington, 1856. 40 to 42 persons drowned,
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