The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Arctic (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1851

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The Detroit Free Press says.--Captain Ward's splendid new steamer ARCTIC will be here early next week and will commence her trips on the 15th. The other three steamers building for him will all be out this season. The CASPIAN and PEARL on the 1st.July and the RUBY on the 1st. of August.
We give the following statement of their dimensions and propelling power---
      feet length feet beam feet hold
      ARCTIC 240 30 12
      CASPIAN 255 30 12 and a half
      PEARL 165 21 8
      RUBY 165 21 8

      tonnage feet stroke inch cylinder
      ARCTIC 800 10 51
      CASPIAN 1050 10 60 and a quarter
      PEARL 280 9 34 and a half
      RUBY 280 8 34

      Buffalo Morning Express
      Monday, April 14, 1851

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THE ARCTIC. -- Messrs. Ward & Co.'s new boat of this name was to leave Detroit last evening, and may be expected here this afternoon. The Detroit papers speak in high terms of her elegance and beauty, but of those matters our people will have an opportunity to judge for themselves.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 23, 1851

The Detroit Advertiser of the 5th., says the ARCTIC in coming up the lake last night, came in contact with an unknown schooner. No great damage done. The ARCTIC is Ward's new boat and contains the engine of the old CLEVELAND
      Buffalo Morning Express
      Wednesday, May 7, 1851

Steam paddle ARCTIC. Of 861 tons. Built 12851 at Newport, Mich. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION:-- lOST 1860 by stranding at Huron Islands, Mich., May 29, 1860. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Arctic (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1851