In New York Harbor, a U.S. Revenue cutter tests a new, safer boat lowering mechanism
The United States Revenue cutter Cuyahoga participated in in a trial in New York Harbor Bay of a new invention designed to more safely launch ship's boats from davits in heavy seas. Swamping of boats during maritime disasters was a leading cause of loss of life at the time and the demonstration of "Brown and Level's Safety Boat Tackle" showed that boats could be safely lowered even when the Cuyahoga was at full speed. (By John Osborne)
"Important Life-Saving Invention," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, February 24, 1866, pp. 356-357.