The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bonnie Boat (Steamboat), 16 Apr 1858

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VESSELS AT HURON. - Capt. Gardner informs us that a fine schooner of 324 tons, named the EVELINE BATES, was launched at Huron on Saturday, from the yard of S.L. Wilson. She is owned by the Bates' Estate, and will be commanded by Capt. Jno. Peterson. A small steamer is being built by J.M. Keating, at the same place, for B.F. Smith, to run in the Sandusky and Fremont trade. She is 108 feet keel, 18 feet beam, 7 feet hold, and will register about 130 tons. Mr. W.H. Cherry is building a small vessel of 40 tons, at the same place. - Toledo Blade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 16, 1858

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      BONNY BOAT, Steamer of 125 tons, built at Huron by J.M. Keating in 1859. Owned by B.F. Smith and registered at the Port of Sandusky. Class A 2. Value $6,600. Remarks - River Boat.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

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Bonnie Boat (Steamboat), 16 Apr 1858