The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Keweenaw (Steamboat), U14043, 3 Oct 1878

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The stm. KEWEENAW, as has been stated, has passed into the hands of Cleveland parties and will be put in the Cleveland & Saginaw Line. She was built in 1866, was thoroughly overhauled in 1872 and is now considered one
of the really substantial steamers on the lakes. She is registered at 800 tons burden, and her capacities for passengers are 175 in the cabin and 60 in steerage. She is now undergoing a thorough and complete overhauling in cabin and stateroom furniture and general fixtures, and everything about the boat will be renovated and she will be ready to take her place in the line next Thursday evening. The new owners are leaving nothing undone to make the KEWEENAW as good, neat and tidy as she was when Capt. Ward built her and called her "my pet." She has always been considered one of the best and staunchest sea boats on the lakes, and several of the most experienced vessel builders have recently examined her and pronounced her strong and staunch in every particular. She will be in command of Capt. Thorne, formerly of the BENTON; the clerk will be M.H. Farrisay, and the steward Lou Thorne, the other officers not having been appointed. - Cleveland Plain
      Detroit Free Press
      October 3, 1878

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Keweenaw (Steamboat), U14043, 3 Oct 1878