The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Milwaukee (Propeller), 22 Apr 1853

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Messrs. Moses & Quayl launched from their ship yard, at Cleveland, on Saturday last, a large and bbeautiful propeller, for Capt. Marsden, to run between Buffalo and Chicago the coming season.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      March 30, 1853

      Capt. Frank Perew's elegant new propeller, the NILE, says the Cleveland HERALD, was hauled down the river yesterday, and is loading with flour for Buffalo. She was built last fall by Moses & Quayle, of Ohio City, and is of exquisite model and finish. Her cabins are superior to those of any other propeller we ever visited; being as finely decorated in point of furniture, mirrors, gilding, in fact in every particular but size, as any 'floating palace" on the lake. She is 650 tons burthen, and is a perfect beauty throughout.
      Capt. Marsden's new propeller, the MILWAUKEE, will be out in three weeks, and will run in the Buffalo and Chicago trade. She was built by the same parties, and, we are informed, is about the same capacity, and was modelled after the NILE.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 22, 1853

Steam screw MILWAUKEE. Of 616 tons. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1852. First Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION:-- abandoned 1857
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Milwaukee (Propeller), 22 Apr 1853