The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Boston (Steamboat), 19 May 1845

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The BOSTON, now building at Detroit, will be ready for service about the first of August. Her dimensions are: Length of keel, 204 ft.; breadth of beam 30 ft., depth of hold 12 1/2 ft. Engine the same power as that of the EMPIRE. The BOSTON is a beautiful model, and is building under the supervision of Mr. Geo. Bates, who is the builder of some of our best lake craft. The engine is to be built by the Cuyahoga Co., under the direction of Mr. Rogers, who is well known as a skillful engineer. She is to be commanded by I.T. Pheatt, present master of the St. CLAIR, of whom we need not speak at present, as he is well known to the travelling community as a skillful and accommodation officer. The BOSTON is owned by Mr. John Robertson, of Detroit, who intends to spare no expense in making her as fine a craft as floats our western waters.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      May 19, 1845

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      The BOSTON was safely launched on Saturday. As often happens here, she manifested some reluctance to enter the element at once. About 12:00, she started handsomely on her course, but after making 2/3 of the distance stopped and rested. After dinner, she accomplished the remainder, riding gaily and gracefully on the water.
      The BOSTON is of fine model and full size. Her length on deck is 210 ft., breadth including guards, 55 ft., breadth of hull, 30 ft., depth of hull, 12 1/2 ft. She is about 800 tons burthen. - Detroit Adv.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Thursday, July 24, 1845
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      Steamboat BOSTON, built Detroit, of 757.86 tons. Cost $55,000
      List of new vessels built on Lake Erie during 1846
      Cleveland Herald, Weekly
      Wednesday, January 13, 1847
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Paddle steamer BOSTON. Built Detroit, Mich., 1846. Of 757 tons. First home port, Detroit, Mich. disposition:-- Lost 1846, by stranding near Milwaukee, November 24, 1846. No lives lost
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Boston (Steamboat), 19 May 1845