The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Delaware (Propeller), 1846

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Our Lower Lake friends appear to be going into the propeller line pretty extensively. -- Several have been built this season, and our Rochester and Oswego neighbors are peculiarly well pleased with the GENESEE CHIEF and the DELAWARE, well they may be, they are noble crafts.
      Daily Courier & Pilot, Buffalo
      Friday, September 4, 1846

Propeller DELAWARE, built Cleveland, of 350.00 tons. Cost $28,000.
      List of new vessels built on Lake Erie during 1846
      Cleveland Herald, Weekly
      Wednesday, January 13, 1847

LAKE INTELLIGENCE -- Propeller DELAWARE, Built Black River, N.Y., by Capt. Cross for the lower lake trade, of about 370 tons, 145 feet length and 26 feet beam.
      Buffalo Express
      July 20, 1846

Steam screw DELAWARE. Of 368 tons. Built Black River N.Y., 1846. First home port, Oswego, N.Y. DISPOSITION. -- Stranded at Sheboygan, Wis., Nov. 3, 1855. 11 lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. SA. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper list, 1790 to 1868

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Delaware (Propeller), 1846