OBOATUARY. - The Green Bay Advocate, under the head which forms our caption chronicles the mournful fact that the old steamer ARROW, once so familiarly known to the people of this city, has been retired by the Marine Inspector of that port. The Editor closes his melancholy "oboatuary," as follows:
The "ARROW" hath a history, of which the following is a digest: Built in the town, port, city or place called Trenton, in Michigan, in 1847, by "poor but honest" shipwrights, doubtless, she was of 375 and-a-fraction tons burthen; had ten state-rooms and eighteen berths, and was propelled by one low pressure boiler engine. Her dimensions also were 186 feet keel and 26 feet beam. Four of the first years of her existence she sailed from Detroit to Toledo; the next three years of her life were devoted to regular trips between Detroit and Sandusky; two seasons thereafter from Detroit to Port Huron. Thence she was transferred because of her loveliness, to carry the elite of the nation from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, for three successive seasons. Her sphere of usefulness was next on the St. Clair River, where she towed everything which she hitched to for four years. "Last scene of all, which completes her eventful history," was her advent to Green Bay, last spring, after becoming the property of the mighty man, Albert Sturgis. She has been the first boat out in the spring, and the last to lay up in the fall.
Buffalo Daily Courier
Wednesday, September 23, 1863