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Alfred Morgan (Steam canal boat), U106391, 1 Nov 1885


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The new steam canal boat ALFRED MORGAN, built by Morgan & Sutton of Lockport, arrived in Buffalo today. The boat, which presents quite a neat appearance, is ninety-six feet long, seventeen feet beam and about twelve feet deep. She will hold about 7,500 bushels of grain. The MORGAN is supplied with a single cylinder engine of about forty-five horse power. It has a sixteen inch stroke and the cylinder bore is fourteen inches. Her owner is William Cunningham who once lost a similar boat in the Delaware River by collision with a steamer. The boat was cut in two, sunk and not a vestige of it was ever recovered. The crew escaped. The MORGAN will load with flax seed and make one trip to New York. Frank Chase, the engineer says she will run about four miles an hour with a load.
      Buffalo Daily republic
      November 19, 1885


Steam canal boat ALFRED MORGAN. U. S. No. 106391. Of 137.66 tons gross; 106.48 tons net. Built Lockport, N.Y., 1885. Home port, Rochester N.Y. 86..0 x 17.7 x 7.0
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1890
     


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new steam canal boat
Date of Original:
1885
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McN.E.10856
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alfred Morgan (Steam canal boat), U106391, 1 Nov 1885