The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. D. Caldwell (Propeller), U23360, 30 Jul 1868

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The bankruptcy sale of the fine stm. S.D. CALDWELL, advertised for some time past to take place in cleveland, on the 28th, was duly carried out on that date, the purchaser being Capt. John Pridgeon, of this city, and henceforth she will take her place in the Sarnia and Chicago line in connection with Pridgeon's line of steamers. The Grand Trunk Railway with its steady and rapid increase of business has become of such magnitude that for some time past they have urged the necessity on the part of the contractor of the steamer line the introduction of another steamer in order to cope with the vast amount of freight traversing in that direction, and the placing of so fine a boat as the CALDWELL will amply meet the required need. The rolling stock of the road is also being augmented as fast as circumstances will permit, which, when fully perfected, will require the services of yet another steamer on the approach of another season. Mr. Brydges, the General Manager of the route, is industriously engaged in hastening the above matters to a final issue, and when perfected will remove any cause of complaint as regards the transhipment over that thoroughfare. The CALWELL will compose the fifth steamer running in connection with the above line.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 30, 1868
      Steam screw S.D. CALDWELL. U. S. No. 14654. Of 645.50 tons gross; 532.59 tons net. Of 640 horse-power. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1862. Home port, E. Saginaw, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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S. D. Caldwell (Propeller), U23360, 30 Jul 1868