The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mayflower (Steamboat), 8 May 1849

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      We were shown on Saturday at the office of the Central Railroad the splendid silverware intended for the new stm. MAYFLOWER, and must say, it surpasses anything of the kind ever met with on the famous North River and sound boats. All who have traveled on either of the above routes know with what tastes the cabins, and particularly the tables are furnished, but we think they will acknowledge that the Western Lake steamers, or at least the MAYFLOWER, will bear off the calm. The ware was imported by E. Corning & Co. of Albany, for the boat and according to order. There are four large nearly as large as ; the margin beautifully raised with carved figure work and the center engraved with the name of the boat and the company in large letters. These are to be used on the tables in the ladies saloon. Besides these there are

      Detroit Free Press
      May 8, 1849 3-1

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William R. McNeil
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Mayflower (Steamboat), 8 May 1849