The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Colorado (Propeller), 9 May 1887

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The stms. COLORADO and DEAN RICHMOND arrived from Chicago and discharged 100,000 bushels of corn at Botsford's elevator on Saturday. The COLORADO left for Duluth on Sunday. The RICHMOND will receive a new boiler and other extensive repairs at the port during the next 3 weeks.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      May 9, 1887 2-5

The prop. COLORADO arrived down from Duluth on Thursday morning on her first trip, with the prop. DEAN RICHMOND in tow, both loaded with grain for the Grand Trunk elevator at Pt. Edward. The COLORADO this season is sailed by Capt. John Ivers, formerly of this city, but for the past 2 years hailing from Buffalo. The Captain will remove his family to this city about July 1st. The COLORADO left Saturday evening for Oscoda. The RICHMOND will stay at this port until she receives her new boiler, being built by Love & Scofield.
      Port Huron Commercial
      May 11, 1887 4-1

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Colorado (Propeller), 9 May 1887