Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Daily Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 8 Apr 1844, p. 2, column 4
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The Rochester Democrat contains the following account of the new revenue cutter building at Oswego:

"It is entirely of iron-ribs, keel, sheath, &c., the materials for which were cast or wrought at Pittsburgh, Pa. The ribs are iron plates 4 1/2 inches broad, with a lip 2 1/2 inches wide, to which the sheathing is riveted. It is 140 feet feet [sic] keel, 24 feet beam, 11 feet hold, draws 7 1/2 feet water when light and weighs 150 tons, without the engines. It is to be propelled by a screw placed between the sternpost and the rudder. It is to have three masts, but is to be schooner rigged. I think the contractor told me that it was rated 180 horse power. It is to carry a Paixhan gun amid-ships and in other respects to have the complete armament of a man-of-war brig, which it really is, though built under the modest name of revenue cutter, and is intended as a take-off to the British war steamer lately built at Niagara. It is as pretty a craft "as ever walked the water," and its name is the "John Tyler."

Item Type
Launched as the Revenue Cutter Jefferson
Date of Publication
8 Apr 1844
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 40.44062 Longitude: -79.99589
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Buffalo Daily Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 8 Apr 1844, p. 2, column 4