The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Uncle Sam (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1832
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A NEW STEAM BOAT.- The active enterprise of our citizens has produced another beautiful vessel for the accommodation for the trader and traveller over our inland seas, last week the UNCLE SAM was launched at Grosse Isle, and is now lying in our port near Messrs. Jones, Dorr & Co's foundry, where her machinery was made. The model of the UNCLE SAM is not surpassed by that of any boat on our waters - she was built by Capt. Treat - her keel is 94 feet, deck 116 feet, and 23 feet beam, with an engine of 60 horse power.
      Detroit Democratic Free Press & Michigan Intelligencer
      June 21, 1832

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      Progress of the Mechanics Arts in Detroit. - A few days ago, a cylinder for the steam boat UNCLE SAM was cast at the foundry of Messrs. Dorr & Williams. It weighs about four thousand pounds; and was cast perfect on the second trial. Preparations, we learn, are making to cast a much larger cylinder, for the steam boat now upon the stocks at Oliver Newberry's ship-yard.
      Detroit Democratic Free press & Michigan Intelligencer
      October 11, 1832

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UNCLE SAM. - The 'tout ensemble' of this elegant steamer surpasses anything 'now' upon our waters. How long she will "bear the bell" it is impossible to say - judging from the past, however, it occurred to us yesterday, while viewing her polished and excellent machinery, commodious promenade deck, and tastefully decorated and convenient cabins, that her reign, though liable to be cut short by the spirit of enterprise now extant, will be brilliant, however brief.
Her machine will bear comparison with anything "down east", and it is with pride that we state it to be the production of Detroit enterprise. It was made at the iron works of Messrs. Dorr & Williams, in this city.
The UNCLE SAM sailed for Buffalo yesterday on her first trip.
      Detroit Democratic Free Press & Michigan Intelligencer
      April 3, 1833

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Uncle Sam (Steamboat), 1 Jun 1832