The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. D. Caldwell (Propeller), U14654, 19 Mar 1862

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The new propeller that has been in course of construction for some time at the ship yard of Stephens & Presley, was launched yesterday afternoon at 3:00, as announced. The launch was completely successful, and was witnessed by a lage number of people. The name was not run up on the stars and stripes at the time of her gliding into the water, as was first intended, but we have learned that she is to be called the S.D. CALDWELL, complimentary to S.D. Caldwell, agent of the New York and Erie Road at Dunkirk. This fine propeller is owned by Mr. Dwight Scott. She will commence her career as one of our lake boats at the opening of navigation. success to the S.D. CALDWELL. (Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 13.
      Detroit Free Press
      March 19, 1862 4-3

Steam screw S.D. CALDWELL. U. S. No. 14654. Of 645.50 tons gross; 532.59 tons net. Of 640 horse-power. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1862. Home port, E. Saginaw, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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S. D. Caldwell (Propeller), U14654, 19 Mar 1862