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Tied to their docks in the New York's East River, two naval ships begin extensive boiler tests

The "Algonquin" and the "Winooski," Delancy Street Pier, New York City, September 1865, artist's impression, detail
09/11/1865 to 09/13/1865
At the Delancy Street Dock in New York City, the U.S. Navy began a long series of tests of power plants in two of their recently commissioned vessels, the U.S.S. Algonquin and the U.S.S. Winooski.  Revolutions, pressures, and coal consumption were to be measured, pitting the Boston built Winooski's navy designed boiler against Edward Dickerson's power plant in the Algonquin.  In this and subsequent tests the Winsooki eventually prevailed.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Race at the Dock: The Engines of the Algonquin and Winooski at Work," New York Times, September 13, 1865, p. 1.  
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