The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Hollister (Steamboat), 15 May 1848

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The steamer JOHN HOLLISTER, owned by S.F. Hollister, Esq., was launched at Perrysburg on the 18th.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday Evening, March 29, 1848

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LAUNCH OF A STEAMER. - Tbe boat building at this place by Messrs. D.F. Cook and W.V. Kingbury, was launched Monday last. The dimensions of this boat are as follows : -- Length of keel, 115 feet, extreme length, 120 feet; breadth of beam, 18 feet (including guards 30 feet), depth of hold, 6 and a half feet. Tonnage 150 tons. This boat is intended to run between this port and Toledo. It is very prettily modeled, and has a good look as to speed. It is to be propelled by a new engine of some 75 horse power, and manufactured by Messrs. Hendrick of Detroit. - Maumee River Times.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday evening, May 18, 1848

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The JOHN HOLLISTER.---This beautiful little steamer made her first appearance in our harbor yesterday afternoon. She is a graceful model, and from the trial of speed that has been made, no doubt to entertain that she will be able to run from Perrysburgh to Detroit and back in a day. She is under the command of Capt. S. Dustain. - Toledo Blade
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday evening, June 5, 1848

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      Two schooner were built at the same time at Perrysburgh, which is in the Miami District. They are called the St. MARYS and DEFIANCE. The tonnage of each is 253 tons. The steamboat JOHN HOLLISTER, which runs daily between Toledo and Detroit, was built at the same time and place. She is a sprightly little water nymph.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 17, 1848

Steam paddle JOHN HOLLISTER. Of 218 tons. Built Perrysburg, Ohio, 1848. First home port, Maumee, Ohio, DISPOSITION:-- Abandoned 1855.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1709 to 1868
Steamer OXFORD. [C] of 150 tons. Built at Maumee, Ohio in 1848 by [no entry]. Owned by T. Salmoni. Home port, Amherstburg. Class Æ in hull. Value [no entry]. REMARKS. - Formerly the HOLLISTER, of Maumee, Ohio.
      Register of British Shipping
      Inland Waters, 1854

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John Hollister (Steamboat), 15 May 1848