The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sultana (Steamboat), 7 Apr 1860

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The Detroit Advertiser says - The old steamer SULTANA, we notice, is having her cabins and machinery removed, it being the intention to employ the hull hereafter in the lumber trade. Her capacity is some 600,000 feet, and if freight should rule high the coming season, she will certainly pay better as a barge than she ever did as a steamboat. It is talked of furnishing her with a propeller wheel.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, February 7, 1860

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      The old stmr. SULTANA was towed up yesterday to Belle Isle. Her cabins are to be removed on shore and converted into saloons for pleasure parties who, during the summer seek this place of resort. The SULTANA is to be engaged in the wood trade during the season.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 17, 1860

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      The old stmr. SULTANA, which has recently been converted into a barge, has commenced plying between Bear Creek and Port Sarnia, carrying wood for the Grand Trunk road. She is commanded by Capt. Samuel Ash.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 8, 1860

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Sultana (Steamboat), 7 Apr 1860