Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Anthony Wayne (Steamboat), 1 May 1837
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NEW STEAM-BOAT.--- The new Steamboat now building on the wharf of J.H. Hollister & Co., is to be among the loud boats of lake Erie, the coming season. She is to be 152 feet on deck, 25 feet beam and 10 feet depth of hold, and is to be propelled by one of Hathway's most powerful engines. The building of this steamboat at the present time, when the resources of the country are emphatically locked up, is the strongest evidence that probably can be given of the healthy state of the prosperity of Perrysburg. Thrown emphatically upon our own resources, the citizens of this town have put shoulder to wheel and our works of improvement go forward and the base of our future strength and greatness is extending. This town owns and controls more steamboats and schooners, in proportion to the population than any other town on Lake Erie. But in this, we have not reached the gist of the matter, as we can assure all interested or otherwise that the steamboats and schooners running to and from the town of Perrysburg, will divide larger dividends on their stock than any other vessel on the lake. The above steamboat is to be commanded by Capt. Amos Pratt, late of the steamboat OLIVER NEWBERRY, who has become favorably known on the lake as a skilled seaman, and a gentlemanly officer. -- Miami of the lake
      Cleveland Weekly Advertiser
      Thursday, December 8, 1836 p.1 c.7

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The new steamboat building at Perrysburg, was to have been launched on Saturday. She will be a fine boat, of about 400 tons burthen.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, May 22, 1837 p.2 c.3

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STILL THEY COME.---A new and elegant steamboat from Perrysburg, bearing the good name of Mad Anthony, and with a broad banner with the dying rally of the brave LAWRENCE " Don't give up the ship," came into our port this morning. The ANTHONY WAYNE is a staunch, trim, lake boat - numbers 52 berths in the gentleman's state rooms, and 30 in the ladies' cabin, in addition to 10 gentlemen's state rooms, each containing 3 berths. The ladies' cabin is finished with state rooms, a pleasant airy saloon extending through the centre. Stowage for 1,500 barrels freight below decks. This boat will run in the Express Line, is commanded by Capt. A. Pratt, formerly of the OLIVER NEWBERRY, and is owned by Messrs. Hollister & Co., Perrysburg, Davis & Co., Cleveland and Kingman & Co., Buffalo.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Wednesday, August 23, 1837 p.2 c.2

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The Miami of the Lake. in a notice of the fine new steamboat MAD ANTHONY, says: "The very timber of which she is built, grew up on the soil once defended by the individual whose name she proudly bears, and many of the sturdy oaks which now compose her hull, doubtlessly have been invigorated by the life blood, both of savage and civilized man, in the early history of our valley. The name of Wayne is remembered by the few savages scattered up and down the valley, with feelings of terror and admiration. The dreadful incidents of the day of Presque Isle, are handed from father to son, till their untutored minds receive the same impressions from hearing the name of Mad Anthony mentioned, as they formerly received from the name of the God of Storms.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 30, 1837

The ANTHONY WAYNE is 400 tons burthen, new and well built, with twenty state rooms, and a Gentleman's Cabin with fifty-two berths; also a ladies' steerage cabin with twelve berths, and a gentleman's steerage cabin with 24 berths, which makes her accommodations equal to any boat on the lakes. She will always leave Perrysburg and Toledo on the arrival of the cars from Adrian.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Advertiser
      Wednesday, March 7, 1838 2:5
Steam Paddle ANTHONY WAYNE. Of 390 tons. Built Perrysburg, Ohil, 1837. First home port, Maumee City, Ohio. DISPOSITION:-- Abandoned 1847. Also known as GENERAL WAYNE.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Ltytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Anthony Wayne (Steamboat), 1 May 1837