The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 May 1858

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TRIAL TRIP OF THE CHARLOTTE VANDERBILT - Capt. Whittaker's new side-screw steamer made a short and successful trial trip on Saturday afternoon last. Her machinery was set in motion about 3 o'clock P.M., with a pressure of 40 pounds of steam to the inch, and she ran out about 20 miles and back in less than three hours, during which time the steam was raised to 50 pounds, which gave 75 turns to the screw per minute, and a speed of over twenty miles per hour to the vessel, thus sustaining Capt. Whittaker's position in regard to his method of side-screw propulsion. On her return she was run alongside a small dock at Hunter's Point, on the Long Island side, where she now lies - *N.Y. Tribune.*

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 May 1858