The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 9 May 1823, page 2

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The Steam-Boat Superior arrived here last Tuesday, being her first trip this season. The alterations which have been made in her machinery, under the directions of her able engineer, Mr. Calhoun, have rendered her as complete a vessel of her kind as can be found in any of the waters of the United States. Capt. Rogers speaks in high terms of her strength, and of the ease with which she makes her way against winds and thro' rough seas. Her velocity has been considerably increased by locating the wheels several inches lower than they were last season, and the jarring of the machinery, which was so disagreeable in rough weather, has been remedied by greatly strengthening the works which support it.

We have the satisfaction of announcing, that the arrival of the Steam boat gave to our territory about forty emigrants, among whom there were several families who have the means of soon converting any portion of wilderness into a garden....

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 9 May 1823, page 2