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Vandalia (Propeller), 27 Apr 1842


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The VANDALIA, a new species of water craft, appeared in our port on Saturday last. She carries a fore mast, square rigged assisted by one of Erricson, the wheels of which play under water each side of her rudder. She attracted much attention from our citizens, same calling it a splendid improvement and others doubting its ability.
      She had a collision with the steamboat LEXINGTON upon leaving port, which carrieds away her jib-boom. The LEXINGTON also received considerable injury.
      Cleveland Plain dealer
      Wednesday, April 27, 1842 3, 7.
     
     
     
     
Steamer Vandalia. - It gives us pleasure to bear the good doings of thisbeautiful craft. She it is whom our jealous neighbors of Buffalo yelped the"Oswego humbug," because she is moved by the Ericsson propellers. Well, sheleft here for Chicago, nd arrived safe and sound at Cleveland in 38 hoursrunning time against head wind. Next we hear of her is farther off, whereshe was kindly towing two schooners, which had not the advantage of the propellers. Pretty good for a humbug; and she seems to sit so well, that she will be followed, in the course of a few weeks, by two moe of the same classand character. - - Oswego County Whig,
      Oswego Palladum.
      May 4, 1842
     



The Steamer Vandalia, by the improvement of the "Ericsson propeller," made her trip from this port to Chicago, in seven days running time; and this too mostly against contrary winds. Pretty good for an experiment!
      Oswego County Whig
      Wednesday, May 11, 1842
     



      The steam vessel Vandalia, of the Oswego and Chicago line, propelled bythe Ericsson improvement, sailed from this port for Chicago, on the 10thinst. with upwards of 60 passengers and a full freight. She sailed promptly at her appointed time, notwithstanding the weather was so unfavorable ascompelled several vessels to remain in port. This line has become deservedlypopular, and is unable, at present, to accommodate all who wish to availthemselves of its facilities. The Oswego, a new seam-vessel, of this line, will sail on the 20th inst..Already several passengers have secured rooms on board. - Oswego P.
      Oswego County Whig
      Saturday, June 25, 1842


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arrived at Cleveland
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1842
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McN.E.8826
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Vandalia (Propeller), 27 Apr 1842