The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ruby (Steamboat), U110236, 10 Apr 1875

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About 5:30 last evening Capt. Hackett's new boat, intended for the Toledo and Perrysburg route, a full description of which has already been published, made her appearance at this port having steamed through up through the ice from Trenton. The RUBY as she is christened, is a neat side-wheel boat, fitted up in fine style and eminently well adapted for her intended trade. She behaved nobly on her trip up, and her captain expresses much pride over his charge. Capt. Albert Mitchell is the commander, while Mr. Locke officiated as engineer. She expects to leave for Toledo next Tuesday, weather and ice permitting.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 10, 1875
      Capt. R. J. Hackett's new steamer, RUBY, which has been building at Trenton during the past winter, is finally completed and ready for work. She will ply between Toledo and Perrysburg on the Maumee River. She is 120 feet long with 20 feet beam, 6 feet hold and will draw three feet of water. The steamer is fitted with a high pressure engine, 22½ inch and 5 feet stroke. The new vessel is a credit to her owner and builder and her career cannot fail to be a prosperous one. She has the engine of the old ISLAND QUEEN.
      Amherstburg Echo
      April 16, 1875

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Ruby (Steamboat), U110236, 10 Apr 1875