The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Susan Ward (Steamboat), 25 Nov 1862

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Launch.-- The new steamer which has been building here for the RUBY'S engine was launched yesterday afternoon, and was named the SUSAN WARD. She has a beautiful model, is of strong build, and sits gracefully on the water. She will be in complete readiness for business at the opening of navigation next spring.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 25, 1862 4-4.

The new steamer SUSAN WARD, which is yet to make her maiden trip, is to ply between this port and Saginaw in connection with the FOREST QUEEN. The following are her officers: Captain, Wm. Rattray; Phineas Kenyon; 1st Mate, not appointed. Clerk, John Struch; 1st engineer, Charles Barron; 2d engineer, not appointed. Steward, J. Eldridge. The SUSAN WARD is a beautiful modeled steamer, and has been fitted up in an excellent manner for the accommodation of passengers and freight. She has entire new machinery, and will be of great speed. ---- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, March 13, 1863

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Susan Ward (Steamboat), 25 Nov 1862