The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
A New Steamer
Oswego Daily Times, 6 Nov 1851

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A New Steamer– A new Steamer, as many of our citizens are aware, is being built at Clayton, for the Ontario and St. Lawrence Steamboat Company. We are assured it will eclipse any other steamer now running on our lake, though we have none but what we may will feel proud of. Of the new steamer, the Watertown Journal speaks as follows:

While at Clayton one day last week, we were shown through a steamboat now building at that place by E.G. Merrick & Co. Which it is intended will surpass everything in size, speed, and magnificence, that has ever been launched upon the lower lakes.– She has 324 feet keel, 32 ½ feet beam, 12 ½ hold, and an entire length of 242 feet. She is to be propelled by an engine of 60 inch cylinder, and 12 feet stroke, from the foundry of Dunham and Co. New York city.–This splendid vessel is intended for the Ontario & St. Lawrence Co., and will be completed in time for the next spring trade. She will have a steerage and after cabin below deck, and will be fitted with state rooms above. She will be entirely finished at Clayton, and when completed will be an ornament to our lake maritime and a credit to the enterprise and munificence of the company at whose expense she is constructed.

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6 Nov 1851
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E. G. Merrick & Co. ; Ontario & St. Lawrence Company
Richard Palmer
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.2335865031473 Longitude: -76.0912731640625
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A New Steamer