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Samuel Ward (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1847


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THE NEW STEAMER "SAMUEL WARD" -- This new boat, which was built at Newport, on the St. Clair River, last winter, came in on Saturday evening from Detroit. Her dimensions are as follows: -- Length 175 feet; breadth of beam 25 feet 6 inches; depth of hold 10 feet; 38 foot wheel; low pressure engine, with 10 foot stroke; from the Novelty Works, New York. She is intended to run on this lake in connection with the Michigan Central Railroad, making two trips a week between here and Detroit. She is of light draught -- drawing only five and a half feet of water with a cargo of over 1300 bbls. flour. She is owned by Messrs. Samuel and E. B. Ward, and is sailed by the last named gentleman. She will trouble the fastest of the fleet. -- Buffalo Express.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, April 28, 1847

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SAMUEL WARD.---This is the name of a new steamer that made her appearance in our harbor last Saturday evening. She is owned by Messrs. Samuel and E. B. Ward, and was built during the last winter at Newport, on the St. Clair River. She is of light draught, drawing five and a half feet of water, with a cargo of 1,341 bbls bulk. Her dimensions are as follows :- Length 175 feet--breadth of beam 25 and a half feet--depth of hold 10 feet. She has one of Allaire's newest and most perfect engines of 10 feet stroke, and her burthen is about 450 tons. The state rooms are of the largest size, fitted up with frame bedsteads, and most neatly arranged, combining perfect arrangement for comfort without any pretension to show. She is commanded by Captain E. B. Ward, and will run in the direct line between here and Detroit. --- Buffalo Courier.
      Detroit Free press
      Friday, April 30, 1847

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NEW TONNAGE Mr. Hammond, Deputy Collector of the Port of Detroit furnishes the following list of new vessels, registered in that District during the past seven months.-
      DISTRICT OF DETROIT
Steamboat BOSTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 757.80 tons
      " DETROIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352.71 "
      " ALGOMAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.40 "
      " INDIANA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.28 "
      " MISHAWAKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.11 "
      " ALBANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 669.36 "
Propeller GOLIATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279.63 "
Barque UTICA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334.33 "
Brig ELLEN PARKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332.92 "
      " C. J. HUTCHINSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341.42 "
      " OLIVER RICHMOND .(rebuilt new) . . . . . . 216.00 "
      " DAVID SMART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203.14 "
Schooner SARANAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.73 "
      " C. Y. RICHMOND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229.42 "
      " METEOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.03 "
      " JOHN ARMSTRONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.00 "
      " GALLINIPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144.80 "
      " ST. CLAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.14 "
      " CLEMENTINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.53 "
      " JULIUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.65 "
      " SWEET HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.38 "
      " N. C. WALTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127.41 "
      " NEW HAMPSHIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99.31 "
      " FORRESTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107.52 "
      " B. G. ALLEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.25 "
      " MARY ANN LARNED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.33 "
Sloop BUFFALO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.56 "
      " MORNING STAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.16 "
      " SUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.75 "
      " CHINA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.54 "
      Built and building, but not Licensed yet
Steamboat MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . about . . . . . . . . 650 tons
      " SAM WARD . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . 450 " *
      " PILOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . 35 "
      " EMPIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . 50 "
Propeller ODD FELLOW. . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . 200 "
Schooner ALVIN CLARK . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . 220 "
      " JOHN YOUNG . . . . . . . . . . . " . . . . . . . . 30 "
Steamboats SULTANA and A.D. PATCHIN, built and taken to other Districts for License.
      One large class boat building by Mr. Phillips at Port Huron, and one by Captain Walker at St. Clair.
      Buffalo Daily Courier & Pilot
      Friday, December 18, 1846



Advert. 1847
      FOR THE SAULT STE. MARIE
      The New Low Pressure Steamboat SAMUEL WARD, Capt. E.B. Ward,
      will leave Cleveland on Wednesday , May 5th, at 8 P. M., for the above
      port touching at the intermedate ports. The WARD is 475 tons burthen,
      entirely new of light draft, has a powerful engine, carries two of Francis'
      Life Boats, and is not surpassed for speed and accommodations by any
      boat of her size on the lakes. For freight or passage apply on board or
      to - E. N. Paske, Cleveland
      J. Meyers & C., Buffalo
      J. Kellogg, Erie, Pa.
      Cleveland Herald, Weekly
      April 7, 1847
     
     


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new vessel
Date of Original:
1847
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McN.E.4390
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Samuel Ward (Steamboat), 1 Apr 1847