The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sheldon Thompson (Steamboat), 3 Jun 1830

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We learn by the Milan Free Press that on Saturday the 22d ult., the new
steam boat built at Huron, was launched and named SHELDON THOMPSON. The
launch of this their first boat caused great rejoicing at that place. The
number present is estimated at 2,000 persons and it would seem from the
editors account, that the tavern keepers would be able to exhibit a very
handsome reckoning of the "loaves and fishes" consumed on the occasion. The
model and construction of the SHELDON THOMPSON is said to be very superior.
Her length is 135 ft., and her breadth of beam 23 ft. She rates 220 tons,
and is rigged with 3 masts. It is expected that in about a week she wukk
enter the lists for competition on the lakes.
      Erie Gazette
      June 3, 1830

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Sheldon Thompson (Steamboat), 3 Jun 1830