The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mayflower (Steamboat), 28 Apr 1849

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      The MAYFLOWER is a magnificent steamer, which has just been built for travel of the Great Lakes, will be chief in the noble fleet which traverses our Western Mediteranean. It is to be beautifully decorated and enriched by work of art. Our citizens may see, by stepping into the rooms of Taggart, in Doow's Building, a painting of a most appropriate design, ordered for the boat. It represents the arrival of the first "Mayflower" and the landing of the Pilgrims. The winter scene, on the bleak New England coast, has afforded narrow scope for the pencil of the artist in one department, but the painter has produced, with historical accuracy, the main incident to which a thousand associations lend dignity and interest. The vessel in the distance, the pilgrims on the shore in the attitude of prayer and thanksgiving, the red men stealthly gazing at the new comers, recall the story of the settlement of New England.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 28, 1849 2-5

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Mayflower (Steamboat), 28 Apr 1849