The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 Apr 1864

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OPENING OF NAVIGATION. - The following table gives the dates of the opening of navigation at Detroit for the past 26 years, including the present year. It is compiled from past records and therefore is perfectly correct [sic]:

1839, March 12, steamer Erie, Captain Edwards, left for Toledo
1840, March 8, steamer Star, Captain Belden, arrived from Cleveland.
1841, April 18, steamer Gen. Wayne, Captain Pratt, arrived from Buffalo.
1842, March 3, steamer Gen. Scott, Captain Davis left for Buffalo.
1843, April 18, steamer Fairport, Captain Edwards, left Detroit for Cleveland.
1844, March 11, steamer Red Jacket, Captain Evans, left for Fort Gratiot.
1845, January 4, steamer United States, Captain Whitaker, arrived from Buffalo.
1846, March 14, steamer John Owen, Captain Davis, arrived from Cleveland.
1847, March 30, steamer United States, Captain Whitaker, arrived from Cleveland.
1848, March 29, propeller Manhattan, Captain Caldwell, cleared for Cleveland.
1849, March 31, steamer John Owen, Captain Dustin, cleared for Cleveland.
1850, March 25, steamer Southerner, Captain Edwards, arrived from Buffalo.
1851, March 19, steamer Hollister, Captain Dustin, arrived from Toledo.
1852, March 22, steamer Arrow, Captain Keith, cleared for Toledo.
1853, March 14, steamer Bay City, Captain Atwood, arrived from Sandusky.
1854, March 21, steamer May Queen, Captain Evans, arrived from Cleveland.
1855, April 2, steamer Arrow, Captain Keith, cleared for Toledo.
1856, April 15, steamers May Queen for Cleveland and Arrow for Toledo.
1857, March 24, steamer Ocean, Captain Evans, cleared for Cleveland.
1858, March 17, steamer Dart, Captain Dustin, cleared for Toledo.
1859, March 10, steamer Island Queen, Captain Orr, arrived from Sandusky.
1860, March 6, schooner Spy, arrived from Sandusky.
1861, March 11, steamer Ruby, Captain Moore, cleared for Port Huron.
1862, March 29, steamer May Queen, Captain Viger, cleared for Cleveland.
1863, March 20, propeller Dubuque, Captain Pelkey, arrived from Cleveland.
1864, March 13, steamer Young America, arrived from Port Huron.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 3 Apr 1864