TAURUS Advertisement, New York, NY – 1904 A 1904 advertisement for a days fishing aboard the triple-decker steamer "TAURUS". Built in 1881 at Philadelphia, PA, the "TAURUS" started her career as a party fishing boat in 1904. Her 234-foot iron hull had a beam of 32 feet and weighed 916 tons; the side-wheels were 31 feet in diameter. She sailed from "The Battery" at the southern tip of Manhattan.