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  • Lake Erie Steamboat ATLANTIC, 1848
    Image       Sketch of the steamboat ATLANTIC
    Image     Sketch of the steamboat ATLANTIC
  • ATLANTIC
    Image       ATLANTIC: Built for E. B. & S. Ward, by J. L. Wolverton, at Newport, Mich., 1848 Length 267 feet; 33 feet beam, and 13 feet 4 inches depth of hold. 1,155.18 tons Engine, by Hogg & Delamater, N. Y., cylinder 60 inches by 11 ft stroke. 2 Boilers, each 10 ...
    Image     ATLANTIC: Built for E. B. & S. Ward, by J. L. Wolverton, at Newport, Mich., 1848 Length 267 feet; 33 feet beam, and 13 feet 4 inches depth of hold. ...
  • Shooting the Rapids in St. Mary's River
    Image       Two paddler and one passenger in a birchbark canoe shooting the Rapids in St. Mary's River
    Image     Two paddler and one passenger in a birchbark canoe shooting the Rapids in St. Mary's River
  • Great Lakes Steamboat Michigan, 1833
    Image       Great Lakes Steamboat Michigan, 1833
    Image     Great Lakes Steamboat Michigan, 1833
  • Michigan
    Image       MICHIGAN Built 1833, at Detroit, Mich. Hull, by F. Church, 156 feet in length, from stem to stern; 29 feet beam, 11 feet 2 inches depth of hold. 472 73/95 tons. Two beam engines, of 80 horse power each, built by Silas Battell, of Buffalo, N.Y. The MICHIGAN was owned ...
    Image     MICHIGAN Built 1833, at Detroit, Mich. Hull, by F. Church, 156 feet in length, from stem to stern; 29 feet beam, 11 feet 2 inches depth of hold. 472 73/95 ...
  • Great Lakes Steamboat Thomas Jefferson, 1834
    Image       Great Lakes Steamboat Thomas Jefferson, 1834
    Image     Great Lakes Steamboat Thomas Jefferson, 1834
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Image       Thomas Jefferson Built 1834, at Erie, PA Hull, of wood, built by S. Jenkins. Length from stem to stern 174 feet; breadth of beam 26 feet 8 inches; depth of hold 9 feet 8 inches. Engine, cross-head, constructed by Jas. P. Allaire. New York. 150 horse power Tonnage 428 66/95 ...
    Image     Thomas Jefferson Built 1834, at Erie, PA Hull, of wood, built by S. Jenkins. Length from stem to stern 174 feet; breadth of beam 26 feet 8 inches; depth of ...
  • Lake Erie Steamboat INDIANA, 1841
    Image       Lake Erie Steamboat INDIANA, 1841
    Image     Lake Erie Steamboat INDIANA, 1841
  • INDIANA
    Image       INDIANA Built 1841, at Toledo, Ohio HULL, of wood, 175 feet in length; 26 feet breadth of beam, and 12 feet depth of hold. ENGINE, vertical beam, 48 inches diameter of cylinder by 7 feet stroke Tonnage 550 The INDIANA was the largest and finest steamboat that had ever been ...
    Image     INDIANA Built 1841, at Toledo, Ohio HULL, of wood, 175 feet in length; 26 feet breadth of beam, and 12 feet depth of hold. ENGINE, vertical beam, 48 inches diameter ...
  • Great Lake Passenger Steamboat EMPIRE, 1844
    Image       Great Lake Passenger Steamboat EMPIRE, 1844
    Image     Great Lake Passenger Steamboat EMPIRE, 1844
  • EMPIRE
    Image       EMPIRE Built 1844, at Cleveland, O. HULL, of wood, constructed by Capt. George W. Jones. Length on water line 251 feet; over all 260 feet. ENGINE, inclined Low Pressure, below deck, built by the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co., Cleveland, O. Diameter of cylinder 35 inches, by 10 feet stroke of ...
    Image     EMPIRE Built 1844, at Cleveland, O. HULL, of wood, constructed by Capt. George W. Jones. Length on water line 251 feet; over all 260 feet. ENGINE, inclined Low Pressure, below ...
  • Great Lakes Propeller PRINCETON, 1845
    Image       Great Lakes Propeller PRINCETON, 1845
    Image     Great Lakes Propeller PRINCETON, 1845
  • PRINCETON
    Image       PRINCETON Built 1845, by Samuel Hubbell, at Perrysburg, Ohio Designed by Amos Pratt Hubbell Length 185 feet; Breadth, 27 feet (over guards 39 feet); Depth of hold, 10 feet. Two twin-screw Engines, 24 inch cylinders, by 24 inches stroke; built by the Auburn, New York, States Prison. Two boilers, 6 ...
    Image     PRINCETON Built 1845, by Samuel Hubbell, at Perrysburg, Ohio Designed by Amos Pratt Hubbell Length 185 feet; Breadth, 27 feet (over guards 39 feet); Depth of hold, 10 feet. Two ...
  • Lake Erie Steamboat Mississippi, 1853
    Image       Lake Erie Steamboat Mississippi, 1853
    Image     Lake Erie Steamboat Mississippi, 1853
  • MISSISSIPPI
    Image       MISSISSIPPI built 1853 by F. W. & B. B. Jones, at Buffalo, N. Y. Length 335 feet; Beam 40 feet; Depth of hold 14 ft Tonnage 1,829 One beam engine, by J. P. Morris & Co., of Philadelphia, 82 inch cylinder by 12 ft stroke; (Walking beam 12 feet wide ...
    Image     MISSISSIPPI built 1853 by F. W. & B. B. Jones, at Buffalo, N. Y. Length 335 feet; Beam 40 feet; Depth of hold 14 ft Tonnage 1,829 One beam engine, ...
  • Great Lakes Steamboat NORTH STAR, 1854
    Image       Great Lakes Steamboat NORTH STAR, 1854
    Image     Great Lakes Steamboat NORTH STAR, 1854
  • NORTH STAR
    Image       NORTH STAR Built at Cleveland, Ohio, 1854 Length 274 feet; beam 33 1/2 feet; hold 15 1/2 feet; 1,106 tons The NORTH STAR was built for the Cleveland and Lake Superior Line, and was launched on May 20, 1854. She was considered one of the most beautiful boats of her ...
    Image     NORTH STAR Built at Cleveland, Ohio, 1854 Length 274 feet; beam 33 1/2 feet; hold 15 1/2 feet; 1,106 tons The NORTH STAR was built for the Cleveland and Lake ...
  • Lake Erie Steamboat WESTERN WORLD, 1854
    Image       Lake Erie Steamboat WESTERN WORLD, 1854
    Image     Lake Erie Steamboat WESTERN WORLD, 1854
  • WESTERN WORLD
    Image       WESTERN WORLD Built 1854, at Buffalo, N.Y. HULL, of wood, constructed by John Englis, at Green-Point, (Long Island), N. Y., and put together in shipyard of Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo. Extreme length 348 feet, breadth of beam 45 feet, over guards 72 1/2 feet; depth of hold 15 feet ENGINE, ...
    Image     WESTERN WORLD Built 1854, at Buffalo, N.Y. HULL, of wood, constructed by John Englis, at Green-Point, (Long Island), N. Y., and put together in shipyard of Bidwell & Banta, Buffalo. ...
  • Lake Erie Steamboat Western Metropolis, 1856
    Image       Lake Erie Steamboat Western Metropolis, 1856
    Image     Lake Erie Steamboat Western Metropolis, 1856
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