Seeking sources/expertise on mind-19th century steam vessels


I'm seeking information on small steamships in the mid-19th century to help me make sense of my sources who refer to the difficulty encountered with one at a crucial scene in my work.

Specifically this is a small river steamer something like 35 feet long brought to Alaska in 1865 from, apparently, New York. The sources refer to a type of engine newly patented. 

I hadn't intended for the boat to figure so prominently in the story, but you just never know about these things. So I'd appreciate any insight or source suggestions.


Jeff Johnson

Re: Seeking 1802 "Journal of the Proceedings of the Legislative Council of the State of New Jersey"

I can't suggest a source at this point, but I would be interested in knowing what the original source was for the claim that a female former slave voted in 1802. And yes, I agree with the last person who posted. Please do share if you manage to track down the details of the story.


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