A NEW YACHT FOR THE ISLANDS.
Within a few days a gentleman of this city has purchased from Buffalo parties a new steam yacht, which is accounted the fastest and most elegant vessel of the kind on inland waters. She is named ROSALINE, and is intended to be run between Ballast, Middle Bass and Put-in-Bay Islands, mainly for the accommodation of the Ballast island Club, Toledo Club of Middle Bass Island, and visitors generally, which will be a great convenience to all visiting this famous and favorite Summer Resort. The hull of the yacht is of steel plate, and the boilers are also made of steel. She has two powerful engines, with a propelling power of twenty miles an hour. The passenger accommodation are superb, there being two cabins, fitted up elegantly, with every modern convenience and improvement, making her one of the most beautiful boats ever put afloat on the waters of the lakes. She was built by the celebrated iron ship builder of Buffalo, David Bell, Esq., who has spared no expense to make her complete in hull, machinery and outfit. As soon as navigation will permit the ROSALINE will be brought here from Buffalo, when our citizens will have an opportunity to examine her.
March 10, 1875
STEEL YACHT. -- In speaking of the vessel building in Buffalo, and in the yard of David Bell, the Commercial says: " The third is a steel yacht, 80 feet long, and 10 feet beam, with a steel boiler and a pair of engines 8 x 8. She has been purchased by Captain G.W. Gardner, of Clevaland, and is warrented to make eighteen miles an hour."
April 1, 1876
THE STEEL YACHT -- The new steel yacht ROSALINE arrived here Sunday. She was built at Buffalo, and purchased by Cleveland parties, and will be stationed up among the Islands. We shall take pains to give further description of her.
May 15, 1876
Steam screw ROSALINE. U.S. No. 110275. Of 28.30 tons gross, 104 nominal horsepower. Built 1875 at Buffalo, N.Y. Home port New York, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1884
NOTE:-- Later VOLANTA