The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 31 May 1822, page 3

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The new Steam-Boat.--On Saturday last arrived at this port, the elegant new Steam-Boat, Superior, capt. J. Rodgers, with a full freight of merchandize and ninety-four passengers, sixty-eight of whom were citizens of or emigrants to Michigan.

This excellent vessel was built at Buffalo during the past winter, under the immediate superintendence of capt.R., and is owned by the proprietors of the old steam-boat, Walk-in-the-water, which was wrecked in the fall of last year. She is 346 tons burthen, 110 feet keel, 29 feet beam, and has an engine of 59 horse power. In her construction, great exertions have been made to render her secure in the most tempestuous weather, and it is the opinion of many that she is the strongest boat on the continent. her accommodations for passengers are excellent, and the Ladies; cabin, particularly, is furnished in a style of splendor highly creditable to the liberality and taste of her owners and commander.

It will be seen, by an advertisement in this paper, that the Superior will made a trip through Lake Huron in the ensuing month. There is a probability that she will also visit the Saut de Ste. Marie is the course of the season.

Mount Clemens.--We are gratified to find that Judge Clemens, one of the proprietors of this fine village, has recently established a stage, to leave this city weekly, after the arrival of the Steam-Boat, and arrive at the seat of Justice of Macomb county on the same day.... This is the first public stage ever established in Michigan.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 31 May 1822, page 3