The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Surveyor (Steamboat), 28 Jul 1874

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The stmr. SURVEYOR, connected with the U.S. survey service, is about to bid farwell to these waters to assume like duties on Lake Ontario, where she will probably remain the remainder of her time. She is an iron steamer, and, being a sidewheeler, will necessitate the removal of one of her wheels in order to pass through the Welland Canal. The SURVEYOR was first called the ABERT, and commenced duty on the lakes in 1843, having been built at Buffalo. During the terrible gale on the 18th day of October, 1844, she was cast high and dry into one of the streets of Buffalo but was got off without damage. In October 1846, she rode out a gale at Kelley's Island while other craft had to seek refuge elsewhere. Throughout her thirty years of service on the upper lakes she has successfully encountered all storms with which she had to contend, and now that she is to leave us, we part with regret. The U.S. Survey stmr. SEARCH is to be immediately laid up.
      Detroit Free Press
      July 28, 1874

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William R. McNeil
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Surveyor (Steamboat), 28 Jul 1874