p.2 Speaking of the steamer Mayflower recently wrecked on Lake Erie, the Courier says:
We understand that this favorite steamer is to be raised and again set in motion. From an examination of her hull by the Superintendent of the Michigan Central Railroad, Mr. Brooks, who is now on the spot, it is found that it is not materially damaged; at all events, not so seriously but that, by putting in arches, similar to the Empire State and Niagara, she will be as good as new. A.D. Bishop of this city, a practical and scientific man, is now preparing screws etc. to immediately commence raising her. She will be set up on blocks where she is, the arches put in, and otherwise secured, and as soon as practicable, she will be launched. It is confidently anticipated that she will be ready for the spring trade, to take her place in the line."
It is said that the Mayflower has carried over 25,000 passengers the past season, and has cleared for the Company $50,000 in the last nine months. The boat was the most splendidly fitted up of any steamer on the lake. The original cost was $130,000.
prop. Napolean brings badly needed winter supplies to Marquette on Lake Superior. [Lake Superior Journal, 1st]
Jan. 8, 9, 10, 1852
Jan. 12, 13, 1852