Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland (Steamboat), 6 Aug 1852
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NEW STEAMBOATS. -- Messrs, Ward, the enterprising steamboat owners are now building two new steamers, to be called the "CLEVELAND" and the "FOREST CITY." They are to be about 200 feet in length, and calculated to make the trip from Detroit to Cleveland in seven hours, and to form a regular line between these two cities. As soon as the navigation opens, the OCEAN and CASPIAN, will form the line until the new boats are completed.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, February 10, 1852

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      The fine new steamer CLEVELAND is now lying at our wharves getting the finishing touches put to her, preparatory to making a trial trip. Her furniture is now pretty much all on board, and is most tastefully and elegantly manufactured by Stevens & Zug, of this city. From her fine model and powerful engine, she is expected to make crack speed, and her general fitting up and accommodations are equal to anything on the lakes. It is not positively known whether she will take her place in the Cleveland and Detroit, or Buffalo and Cleveland line, in place of the unfortunate CASPIAN. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, August 6, 1852

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      This fine craft made her appearance at our wharves this morning. She is really a magnificent vessel and in every way worthy of a place with the modern day boats which throng our waters.
      Her dimensions are as follows: Length 200 feet; breadth of beam 37 1/2; burthen 700 tons. Her engine is low pressure, with a cylinder of 40 inches and eleven feet stroke. It was built by Degraffe & Kendrick, of Detroit, and was set up under the direction of B.F. Owen. Among her officers are: Captain C.C. Stannard; Clerk, A.E. Goodrich; Steward, N.N. West; Engineer, Chas. Whitman. She leaves tonight for Detroit in the Michigan Central Line, in place of the MAY FLOWER, which has gone up to Messrs. Bidwell & Banta's Dry Dock for a few days. On the return of the MAY FLOWER, she will run in connection with the FOREST CITY, between Cleveland and Detroit.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, August 6, 1852

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Steam paddle CLEVELAND. Of 574 tons gross. Built Newport, Mich., 1852. First home poer, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION: -- Abandoned 1866
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Cleveland (Steamboat), 6 Aug 1852