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Admiral (Steamboat), 24 Sep 1875

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The Steamer ADMIRAL.
The steamer ADMIRAL, formerly the cutter CHASE, put in an appearance at this port yesterday afternoon, galy draped with bunting, enroute from Charlotte to Ogdensburg, and remained until this morning. The ADMIRAL in her new fresh white dress is as neat, trim looking a steamer as can be seen on any water.
It is claimed, ad we do not doubt but what the claim can be made good, that the steamer can now run over twenty miles per hour with ease and comfort. She had a fine engine, a good boiler, and why a boat of her model should be passed by every tub on the lake, as she was when owned by the government, was always a mystery to us.
She is owned by Mayor Rosseell, of Ogdensburg, and is in commanded by veteran Captain J.B. Estes, (who for so many years was in command of the steamer ONTARIO), ably seconded by one of the best engineers on the lake, John Howard.
There was a jolly party on board of the ADMIRAL ready for a ' brush' with anything driven by steam. Mayor Rosseel has not fully determined what to do with the steamer, but it is understood than an effort will be made this winter to organize a south shore line for this lake and put an upper cabin on the ADMIRAL.
      Oswego Palladium
      September 24, 1875

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William R. McNeil
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Admiral (Steamboat), 24 Sep 1875