The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Milwaukee (Steamboat), U16619, 29 Dec 1859

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The Milwaukee ferry boat, the stm. MILWAUKEE, has come into our river to go into drydock of Messrs. Doolittle & Miller, on the North Branch. The gallant little tug McQUEEN has fallen victim to her generous exertions for her big brother craft, and lies sunk at Sturges & Buckingham's dock, having stove a hole in her hull in breaking the way through the ice at the mouth of the river. She is just even with her deck to the water's edge, and will be got out readily. The MILWAUKEE lies on the north side of the river, below the Rush St. bridge. From present appearances, it will be no light undertaking to force a way for a mile and a half up the river, if it be undertaken, the ice now having made very solid. The MILWAUKEE is a noble craft, and we don't wonder our neighbors down the lake are proud of her. She will come out in the spring as good as new. - Chicago Tribune, 27th.
      Detroit Free Press
      December 29, 1859

Steam paddle MILWAUKEE. U. S. No. 16619. Of 1,039 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1859. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION:-- Lost 1868.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States,
      1790 to 1868. The Lytle - Holdercamp List

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Milwaukee (Steamboat), U16619, 29 Dec 1859