The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), May 3, 1866

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A Fine Vessel. - The propeller Brooklyn, a beautiful vessel just built for the Northern Transportation Company, arrived in this harbor last night, and by the courtesy of the gentlemanly agent at this port, we were favored with a look through her, this morning. She was built at Cleveland, under the superintendence of Capt. A.C. Keating, who has also superintended the construction of fourteen steamers for this company, none of which surpass the Brooklyn in beauty of model and perfect construction.

This propeller is just as large as a vessel can be made for passing the Welland Canal, and is of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 136 1/2 feet; overall, 144 feet; breadth of beam, 25 feet 10 inches; depth of hold, 12 feet; burthen, 466 tons, new measurement.

The Brooklyn is propelled by a powerful engine constructed at the Cuyahoga Works, which is one of the most perfect pieces of machinery to be found among our lake marine. The engine has a stroke of 36 inches, and the bore of the cylinder is 26 inches, provided with all the modern improvements as to valves and cut-offs, and finished in that superior manner which has given a high reputation to the works where it was constructed.

More than ordinary attention has been given to making this vessel staunch and strong, and her carrying capacity is as great as her tonnage would allow. She has an immense load of freight, and 200 passengers on board. She is a fine specimen of marine architecture, the workmanship being all that could be desired in a first-class passenger boat. The cabins are large, richly furnished, and the staterooms are also large, well ventilated, finely furnished, and provided with those little indispensables so necessary to the comfort of the voyageur.

The Brooklyn is officered as follows:- Capt. A.W. Rosman; First Mate, L.J. Waterbury; Second Mate, Robert Halpin; Engineer, James Delany; Assistant Engineer, Thomas Mooney; Steward, John Shannon. All these are careful and experienced men, and a more competent corps of officers cannot be found on any vessel.

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May 3, 1866
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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), May 3, 1866