The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Romeo (Steamboat), 8 Sep 1865

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Occasionally there passes this way, in the shape of a steamer or sail craft, a relic of the earliest days of navigation, the number of which have dwindled down to an insignificant few. Of these steamers yet remaining, the oldest in existence and in active service , as appears by the record, is the stm. ROMEO, which 20 years since plied as a freight and passenger boat between this city and Mount Clemens. A few years since she was purchased by the late Capt. J.T. Pheatt, and with slight alterations converted into a ferry boat, and until quite recently has been used as such. Now that her occupation is gone in that locality, she appears to be roaming at will, and accordingly paid a visit to this port yesterday, the scene of her early days.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 8, 1865

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William R. McNeil
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Romeo (Steamboat), 8 Sep 1865