The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Scott (Steamboat), 13 Jun 1839

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LAUNCH. --- A small steamboat was launched at Huron on Thursday of last week.
Captain Church, builder. The Commercial brags that she will be the "Greatest little boat" ever built upon these or any other waters. We understand she is to be called the St. Lawrence. Why not Huron ?, the latter is a fine old Indian name, and a thriving town that turns out so many crack boats should not be too modest.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Thursday June 20, 1839 p.2 c.2

NOTE :-- She was not named St. LAWRENCE, but the name GENERAL SCOTT was given her instead.

Steam paddle GENERAL SCOTT. Of 200 tons. Built Huron, Ohio 1839. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION:- Lost 1848 by collision on Lake St. Clair October 11, 1848. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

      "Nautical men begin to overhaul their respective craft, while each steamboat is undergoing the necessary alterations and embellishments. Several small boats, including the GEN. SCOTT, a new one of 200 tons, recently fitted out in the vicinity of Detroit, have been running from that port to points within 40 miles of this city."
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 24, 1840

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General Scott (Steamboat), 13 Jun 1839