The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
R. N. Rice (Steamboat), 2 Aug 1874

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As a freight and passenger boat no steamer on the northern lakes has ever supplied a route with such promptitude and completeness as the stm. R.N. RICE. She was built at this port expressly for the Detroit and Cleveland route, and has occupied it with the utmost regularity regardless of the weather for the past 8 seasons, performing each year upwards of 100 trips, making her voyages on alternate days in connection with the NORTHWEST and other boats which have been associated with her. The RICE is 1,030 tons burden, and had been commanded from the first by Capt. Wm. McKay, a faithful and attentive officer, who has now faithfully performed the duties pertaining to the above for the past 16 years with the same gentlemanly deportment which has characterized his movements since first commanding steamers on the lakes.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 2, 1874

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William R. McNeil
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R. N. Rice (Steamboat), 2 Aug 1874