The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Minnie (Steamboat), 18 Apr 1857

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The little stm. MINNIE was launched yesterday afternoon at Wolverton's dock. She is a beautiful specimen of a steamboat model and will walk the water "like a thing of life." She is intended to run on the Ontonagon River, and was built for Mr. E.M. Livermore, of Ontonagon. She runs from the mouth of the river to the "American Landing," a distance of 12 miles, carrying passengers, but no freight - towing barges loaded with copper ore. Her draught, with all the machinery, boilers, &c., in, is but 12 inches. Her dimensions are as follows: Length of keel 80 ft., breath of beam, 16 ft.; depth of hold, 3 ft. The engine has a cylinder of 30 inch stroke, and 12 inch bore. The hull was built by G. Campbell & Co., ship carpenters, of this city; the engine by J. B. Wayne & Co.; the boilers by J. & J. Brennan.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 18, 1857

THE LAUNCH.--The new steamer MINNIE, owned by E.M. Livermore, Esq., of New York, which was to have been launched yesterday afternoon, at G. Campbell & Co.'s ship-yard, will take her place in the water this afternoon at 3 o'clock. She is intended for the Ontonagan River and lake Superior, as a tow-boat, and is a credit to the builder. Detroit Adv.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      April 20, 1857
NOTE:-- I could find no steamer MINNIE, likely renamed or burned before use ????

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Minnie (Steamboat), 18 Apr 1857