The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Michigan (Steamboat), 19 Jun 1835


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THE MICHIGAN. - This excellent boat left this port yesterday morning, for the upper lakes, having on board a goodly complement of passengers, intent on exploring the manifold openings for wealth and improvement, and those great waters. Besides touching at the principal ports of Lake Erie as far up as Detroit, she will visit Mackina, Green Bay, Milwalky,(sic) Chicago, Michigan City, New Buffalo, St. Josephs, Kalamazoo, and Grand River.
      We copy the following description from the Daily Commercial of Thursday. " The MICHIGAN is a staunch and beautiful boat, of nearly 500 tons burden, and was built at Detroit by Church, under the superintendence of Engineer Battell. Owners, O. Newberry and others, Detroit, and Baker & Holt, of this city. She is a proud monument of western enterprise; having been entirely finished and furnished by the builders and mechanics of the young and rising state whose name she bears. Her length is 156 feet; width, including guards, 53 feet; propelled by two superior low pressure engines of 80 horse power each, which perform admirably. In a recent trip to Detroit, she made the passage to this port and back, in 62 hours and 30 minutes, including all stoppages.
The arrangements of this boat, are in the first style, and her accommodation ample. There are 46 berths in her Gentleman's cabin, including 6 state rooms. This is a very spacious and lofty apartment, fitted up in a manner which would do credit to any of the magnificient boats on the Hudson. The Ladies cabin, which is on deck, has 16 berths. The steerage contains 48 double berths.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Saturday, June 20, 1835


Steam paddle MICHIGAN. Of 472 tons gross. Built 1833 at Detroit, Mich. First home port, Detroit, Mich. Disposition -- Abandoned 1854.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. 1790 - 1868
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List
      . . . . .

      NOTICE. -- All accounts and demands against the following Steamboats and Schooners,
      must be presented at the office of the subscriber, on or before the 15 th day of
      November next, or they will not be paid this seaso. --
      S. B. MICHIGAN
      VICTORY
      Schr. MICHIGAN
      MERCHANT
      JACOB A. BARKER
      GAZELLE
      LASCELLE
      NAPOLEON
      MARSHALL NEY
      MARENGO
      La GRANGE
      AUSTERLITZ
      COMMERCE
      LOTZ
      GEN. HAMMOND
      Barker & Holt
      Foot of Main St.
      Buffalo Daily Commercial Advertiser
      October 28, 1835
     


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1835
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McN.E.2803
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Michigan (Steamboat), 19 Jun 1835