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Southerner (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1847

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The SOUTHERNER, a new and splendid boat now building at Monroe by Field and Sterling, will be out about the first of September. She will be about 600 tons burden and will run between Buffalo and and Monroe.
This will make four boats now owned at this flourishing town, and is is in contemplation to have a daily line of them next season. - Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Detroit Free press
      Saturday, July 24, 1847

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THE SOUTHERNER. -- This is the name of a new steamer built at Monroe, Mich., by Mr. Keating, for Messrs. Fifield & Sterling of that place. The SOUTHERNER is 180 feet long, and 550 tons burthen. Capt. Perkins, formerly of the WAYNE, commands. The boat is unfinished and will run the balance of the season as a freight craft. During the winter an upper cabin will be put on, and next season she will run in the Monroe trade in connection with the Southern rail Road.
      Cleveland Weekly herald
      Wednesday, October 13, 1847

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THE SOUTHERNER. - Is the name of a new and substantial steamer, which made her first appearance here on Tuesday. She was built at Monroe, Michigan, for Messrs. Field & Sterling, of that place. Her dimensions are as follows : Length 130 feet, breadth of beam 28 feet, depth of hold 11 feet 6 inches, and is 559 tons burthen, Custom House measurement. She is yet in an unfinished condition, but will run the balance of the fall as a freight boat, and during the winter she will have a splendid upper cabin put on, and run in the Monroe trade, in connection with the Southern Railroad. She was built by Mr. A.C. Keating, and is commanded by A.D. Perkins, a good seaman and clever fellow. - Morning Express.
      Buffalo Republic
      Thursday, October 14, 1847
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      SOUTHERNER. - This is the name of a steamboat which we saw lying at the wharf, near the foot of Commercial Street, yesterday. She is not a NIAGARA, or SULTANA, or BALTIC, in point of finish, but seems to be a strong, substantially built boat, and well adapted to the all-weather business of our lakes. We should think, from her appearance, that there is yet an upper cabin to be built upon her hurricane deck.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, October 29, 1847

Steam paddle SOUTHERNER. Of 550 tons, built Monroe, Mich, 1847. First home port, Detroit, Mich. DISPOSITION:- Lost 1853 by stranding at Ashtabula, Ohio, October 18, 1853. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
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Southerner (Steamboat), 1 Jul 1847