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North Star (Steamboat), 19 May 1854

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The following items are from the Cleveland Plain Dealer of the 28th instant:-- The NORTH STAR, now building at the ship yard, is to be a noble craft - 280 feet in length, to be fitted with all the modern improvements, and to run to the Sault. We will give a more extended notice of her soon.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, March 31, 1854

Connoisseurs of naval architecture will be repaid by a visit to the new steamer NORTH STAR as she lies on the stocks in the ship yard of Messrs. Turner. It would be impossible to overate her model and beauty. She unites the strength of an ocean steamship with the finish of a North River boat.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Thursday, April 27, 1854

{ "OHIO CITY SHIP YARDS.-- In the yard of S. & A. Turner, one steamer, the NORTH STAR, of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 261 feet, of deck, 272 feet; breadth of beam, 33 feet; depth of hold, 13 feet and 2 inches; tonnage, 1,100. She will be launched on the 1st. of April."
      Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
      Monday, February 6, 1854 }

The new steamer NORTH STAR was launched from Turner's yard last Saturday afternoon about half-past three o'clock. A large crowd of men and boys were on hand to witness her initation. She went into the water a little sooner than expected, and one man was nearly caught; but by a "judicious dodge," as politicians would term it, the danger passed over him. One or two urchins, and a large quantity of loose lumber, were floated to a considerable distance by the sudden "upheaving of the waters." The vessel stuck slightly in the mud; but an easterly wind will float her off.
      The NORTH STAR was built by Messrs. Turner, of Ohio City, and we can say, without boasting, that a more staunch or beautiful craft never floated on the lakes. She measures about 1,000 tons, and is designed to run to the Sault. She will probably make her trial trip before the first of July.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Monday, May 22, 1854

LAUNCH.---The NORTH STAR, a new steamer, of 1,100 tons, was launched at Cleveland, on Saturday. She is to run from that place to St. Mary's, and will probably be ready for service about the first of July. She is one of the most staunch and beautiful steamers on the lakes.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Wednesday, May 24, 1854

THE NORTH STAR. -- The steamer NORTH STAR, which is to take the NORTHERNER's place on the Cleveland, Detroit, and Sault Line, was launched at Cleveland on Saturday last. She will probably be ready to commence her trips on the 1st of July. Capt. Sweet is to be her commanding officer. The measurement of the NORTH STAR is 1,100 tons.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 27, 1854

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North Star (Steamboat), 19 May 1854