The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gem (Steamboat), U10241, 1879

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Steamer GEM. Of 56 tons. Built at Marine City in 1856 by Dixon. Owned by Warner. Home port, Fairport. REMARKS. -- Formerly steamer RAFTSMAN, not insurable.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Hull Register, 1879

NOTE. -- The above is almost certainly a mistake, the GATINEAU is listed directly above GEM in the 1879 Underwriters, and the notation was meant to be beside GATINEAU.

      Paddle wheel steamer [ferry boat] GEM. Of 50 tons. U.S. No. 10241. Built at Newport, Mich, in 1856. First Home port, Detroit, Mich. Disposition. -- Abandoned 1889
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U.S.A.
      Lytle- Holdcamper List 1790 - 1868

      NEW STEAMBOAT. - A little steamboat, named the GEM, built at Newport, during the past winter, by Messrs. J.E & W.C. Dixon, for Mr. W.P. Campbell, of Detroit was towed into Detroit yesterday. Her dimensions are, length of keel, 60 feet; breadth of beam, 15 feet; depth of hold, 5 feet 8 inches. Her engine will be put in immediately, and she will commence her trips in about four weeks. She is to be commanded by Capt. John B. Goodsell, and will run between Detroit and Grosse Isle, touching at Wyandotte. Her model is much praised by the "knowing ones." - Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 24, 1856

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Gem (Steamboat), U10241, 1879