The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hendrik Hudson (Steamboat), 15 May 1847

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The new magnificent boat HENDRICK HUDSON appeared at wharves yesterday rather unexpectedly, but attracted during her brief stop a crowd of visitors. She is truly nonpareil, especially in arrangement and decoration of her cabin, state rooms and saloons. The extreme length of her cabin is 190 ft., finished in gothic style, and with especial reference to neatness and effect rather than gaudy show. Her furniture is of the most tasteful and appropriate style. The ladies saloon especially is in rich taste, and of elegant embellishment.
Besides 48 large and well furnished staterooms there are several commodious double rooms fitted up with mahogany bedsteads, and with a perfection of furnishings that is really enchanting. The HUDSON is 750 tons burthen, and was constructed by Capt. W. Jones, for himself and Mr. Kinne.
The arrangement for steerage passengers are in good taste, separate cabins with staterooms and accommodations for the culinary operations of families journeying westward are provided.
Capt. Howe, late of the EMPIRE, takes the quarter deck of this superb boat. The reappearance of this popular officer on the lakes will be a source of great gratification to his many friends, and is a sufficient guarantee that nothing will be wanting to render the HUDSON as complete in her domestic as in her mechanical arrangements.
The HUDSON left Chicago yesterday afternoon. Its enterprising constructor, Capt. Jones was on board.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      May 15, 1847 2-3

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Hendrik Hudson (Steamboat), 15 May 1847