The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Feb 22, 1893, page 6

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W.B. Coggswell is Building a Great Boat--To Be Completed This Spring

A steam yacht with a speed of thirty miles an hour is being completed for W. B. Coggswell, manager of the Solvay Process company, at Wood's City Island yard near New York. Her captain will be Peter Cronley, the well-known navigator of Oswego. The boat is perfect in beauty of line and will be furnished in an elaborate manner throughout. The machinery is of the best make, the engine having taken six months to build. The boat is seventy eight feet long with a nine foot beam. An idea of her wonderful machinery can be obtained from the fact that the steel forging for the crank shaft weighed 2,012 pounds and the finished shaft weighs 414 pounds. The amount of pressure to propel the boat at full speed will be 250 pounds. From the design it is understood Mr. Cogswell's yacht will be able to beat either the Norwood or the Vamoose, the fastest steam yachts afloat. She will be used on Lake Ontario and also on Onondaga. Mr. Coggswell has not announced the name and will not do so until the boat is completed. The machinery was constructed in Newark, N. J. and will be placed in the hull as soon as the warm weather permits. The yacht will probably be brought to Onondaga lake early this summer.

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Feb 22, 1893
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Richard Palmer
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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Feb 22, 1893, page 6