Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chesapeake (Steamboat), 1 Jan 1838
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The CHESAPEAKE. --- This is the name of a new steam ship on the stocks at Maumee, finishing under the superintendance of that veteran lake Admiral, Capt. Jones of Black River. length 166 feet, breadth of beam 25 feet. The CHESAPEAKE is to be a clipper, and will be propelled by a powerful low pressure engine manufactured in Montreal. Capt. D. Howe, well known on western waters as an accomplished seaman, will command.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Wednesday, January 31, 1838 p.2 c.3

NEW BOAT;--A small steam boat to ply between Maumee and Manhattan is building at Maumee, and will ply on the bay this season. The boat is 97 feet in length, sharp built, and will be propelled by a Pittsburgh engine of 35 horsepower.
      Cleveland herald & Gazette.
      Saturday, April 7, 1838; 2:3

The CHESAPEAKE, a new steamboat of 400 tons, from Maumee City, will be down in a few days. The Miami of the Lakes thinks she will be a very fast boat.
      Daily Buffalonian
      July 23, 1838
Steam paddle CHESAPEAKE. Of 412 tons, built Maumee City, Ohio 1838, First home port, Maumee City, Ohio. DISPOSITION:-- Lost 1847 by collision with schooner GENERAL PORTER off Conneaut, Ohio June 10, 1847.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Chesapeake (Steamboat), 1 Jan 1838