The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mississippi (Steamboat), 24 Jun 1853

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By invitation, quite a large party of ladies and gentlemen went out on Capt. Hazard's new and splendid stm. MISSISSIPPI yesterday afternoon. The makers of the engine were on board to witness the working of her machinery, which proved entirely satisfactory to them as well as to her owners and all on board. She proceeded up the lake to within 4 miles of Dunkirk, making at no time over 17 revolutions. She was then headed for this port, and made the run of some 35 miles in 1:49! This is excellent time on a trial trip, and when her machinery works smooth and she makes 20 turns a minute, which she will be capable of doing, she will surpass anything afloat on these waters for speed. - Buff. Exp., 21st.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 24, 1853

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Mississippi (Steamboat), 24 Jun 1853