The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Michigan (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1843

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The Erie Gazette gives the following account of the U. S. stm. MICHIGAN recently launched at Erie:
Commander Wm. Inman entered the service in 1812, at the early age of 13 years, and served on Lake Ontario during the war under Commodore Chauncey; and afterwards distinguished himself under Commodore Porter in his cruise in the West Indies, which resulted in the suppression of the atrocious piracies that had rendered the navigation of those seas so hazardous to commerce.
Lieut. J.P. McKinstry is also an officer of much merit, and has seen much service on the ocean as well as Lake Erie.
Sailing Master Stevens, a promising young officer the son of Capt. Thomas Holdup Stevens, who distinguished himself as Commander of one of the Gun Boats in the engagement on Lake Erie on the I0th of Sept. 1815, under the gallant Perry, which resulted in the capture of the British fleet.
      Daily Courier and Economist
      December 29, 1843

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Michigan (Steamboat), 1 Nov 1843