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Americana (Propeller), U205096, 18 May 1908


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STEAMER AMERICANA SHOWS HER PACES.
      New Boat for the Crystal Beach Line Given Trial by Builders Today.
The Americana, the new boat that will be operated this season between Buffalo and Crystal Beach by the Lake Erie Excursion Company, moved out into the lake under her own steam this morning for a trial trip under the auspices of her builders, the Buffalo Drydock Company. Capt. George S. Riley, who commanded the steamer STATE OF NEW YORK last year, was in command today. The AMERICANA made an excellent impression on her maiden voyage. Constructed of steel and equipped with every detail of a modern excursion boat it is predicted that she will have a record season.
Frank J. Horagan, a Cleveland transportation official, has been appointed manager of transportation of the company and is preparing for the opening Decoration Day. At Crystal Beach Manager Bert Rogers has been directing the installation of numerous improvements, including the improvements of the landing pier with reinforced concrete.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, May 18, 1908

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      STEAMER AMERICANA'S INITIAL TRIP.
      Invitations have been issued by the Lake Erie Excursion Company for the initial trip of the new steel excursion steamer AMERICANA. Wednesday, May 27. The boat will leave the foot of Main street at 2:30 o'clock, making the trip to Crystal Beach, and returning at 5:30 o'clock. Cornellus Ames of Cleveland has been appointed purser of the boat.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, May 21, 1908
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      STEAMER AMERICANA'S INITIAL TRIP.
      Invitations have been issued by the Lake Erie Excursion Company for the initial trip of the new steel excursion steamer AMERICANA. Wednesday, May 27. The boat will leave the foot of Main street at 2:30 o'clock, making the trip to Crystal Beach, and returning at 5:30 o'clock. Cornellus Ames of Cleveland has been appointed purser of the boat.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, May 25, 1908


Steam screw AMERICANA. U. S. No. 205096. Of 1,009 tons gross; 558 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1908. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 203.0 x 45.0 x 15.8 Steel built. Passenger service. Crew of 21. Of 1,120 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911


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first trial trip
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1908
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McN.E.7439
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Americana (Propeller), U205096, 18 May 1908