The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gazelle (Steamboat), 17 Oct 1858

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Capt. E.B. Ward's new boat arrived from Newport yesterday afternoon. She was built to run from Grand Haven to Milwaukee, in connection with the Detroit and Milwaukee Railway, and is officered as follows: F.G. Butler, Captain; Orin Potter, clerk; J.H. Davis, mate; Dudley Wilcox, first engineer; E. Owen, second engineer; Walter Adams, steward.
      She was built by Jacob Wolverton, and painted and decorated by James Elliot The following are her dimensions: Length of keel 176 feet; breadth of beam 27 feet; depth of hold 11 feet; length over all 190 feet. She is well arched, and is said to be the best built boat that ever left Newport. Her frames are the same size as those of the ATLANTIC, which was a boat of 280 feet keel. She has the old BUCKEYE's engine, which is large and powerful, and no doubt will be one of the fastest boats on the lakes.
      Her cabins are well finished, and her state rooms, of which she has 42, are ventilated in the best manner, and furnished with life preservers.
      The GAZELLE will leave here shortly and take her place in the line, and the steamer ARCTIC, which has been in the line, will resume her place on the route between Chicago and Green Bay.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 17, 1858

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Gazelle (Steamboat), 17 Oct 1858