The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 21, 1867

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A Splendid Canal Boat. - One of the largest and staunchest boats ever built fgor the canals is now lying at the dock-yard in Texas. It is owned by Geo. A. Marsden, of Texas, and was built by S.M. Robinson of Oswego. The heel was laid about the 10th day of last May, and the boat was launched on the first of August.

It is constructed all though of the very strongest materials. The frame is of chestnut, except for and aft, which is of oak. The boat is 90 feet 7 inches in length - 10 feet and 4 inches in depth, 17 feet and 7 inches in breadth. No larger boat can float through the Erie Canal. The capacity of the boat is 250 tons. It draws 12 inches when not loaded and bets are made that she will carry 8,200 bushels of wheat in six feet of water. It is supposed that she will carry more grain than any canalboat that ever left Oswego. The timber used in her construction was got near Texas, and the iron from the Troy Rolling Mill.

Taken altogether she is a model boat. She will be taken to Oswego this week, and will then be named. (Mexico Independent).

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Wed., Aug. 21, 1867