The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pearl (Steamboat), U150032, 11 May 1875

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Promptly at 3:00 Saturday afternoon (5/8) C;ark's new sidewheel boat slid off the ways into the river in the presence of fully 400 persons. She is called the PEARL, and is intended for the Put-In-Bay Island trade. She was built under the supervision of John Drackett, of Cleveland, and is a model and build reflecting credit on the builder. The engine, 46 inches, 9 ft. stroke, was built by Fletcher, Harrison & Co., and the boiler is 22 ft. long, 11 ft. 6 inches shell, was built at Buchanan's shop. it is expected that the PEARL will draw about 6 ft. of water after her machinery and fuel is aboard. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 11, 1875 3-5

Steam paddle PEARL. U.S. No. 150032. Of 551.66 tons gross; 405.12 tons net. Built at Detroit, Mich., in 1875. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 177.0 x 28.8 x 10.0 and 400 Nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Pearl (Steamboat), U150032, 11 May 1875