The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Messenger (Propeller), U16654, 17 Aug 1866

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STEAMER MESSENGER. - A fine steamer, called the MESSENGER, was launched yesterday from the shipyard of E.M. Peck, at Cleveland, who is the owner of the vessel in conjunction with G.W. Hawkins, Esq. She is built expressly for the trade between Cleveland and the Islands, and will be ready to sail by the 15th of September. Mr. Ed. Kelly will be her captain.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 18, 1866
      THE MESSENGER. - The staunch and beautiful little propeller MESSENGER, which is to run between this city and the Islands, received the last of her machinery at the Cuyahoga Works, on Saturday. The boat is now at the ship-yard of Mr. E.M. Peck, the builder, where it will be furnished and completed in every detail. - Cleveland Herald
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 12, 1866
Steam screw MESSENGER. U. S. No. 16634. Of 444 tons gross. Built at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1866 by E.M. Peck. 142.0 x 30.0 x 9.2
      Herman Runge Notes

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Messenger (Propeller), U16654, 17 Aug 1866