The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Jul 1857

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The Iceberg, which has been built for Dr. Rae to explore an undetermined portion of the coast of North America, was launched into her proper element, fully equipped for sailing, on Saturday afternoon, from the railway shipyard, in the presence of a number of spectators. Dr. Rae was not present, he having been detained at Hamilton by illness. The Iceberg is rigged as a brigantine and measures 117 tons carpenter's measurement, but will probably be registered at about 80 tons. The Iceberg has been built with very great strength, to fit her to the heavy work she is detailed to encounter. The season being too far advanced to enter upon her proper mission, we learn that she will be engaged in freighting till the fall, when Dr. Rae will take her to England, and be prepared, next spring, to carry her into the Polar Sea to accomplish the mission he set himself to perform. The Iceberg is prettily modeled, and sits gracefully in the water.

Iceberg was reported in port at Cleveland the 14th of August

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 8 Jul 1857