The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sultana (Steamboat), 29 Aug 1846

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LAKE INTELLIGENCE -- Building at St. Clair, Mich., by Capt. G. Appleby and to be named ALGONAC, of 225 feet length, 30 feet beam and 13 feet depth. It will be out in the fall.
      Buffalo Express
      May 28, 1846

FURTHER ADDITIONS TO OUR LAKE MARINE. -- Sept. 4 -- On Saturday last the steamboat SULTANA was launched at Algoma, St. Clair Co., Mich. She is owned by and to be commanded by Capt. G. Appleby, who has long been known upon the Lakes. The Detroit Free Press gives the following as her dimensions:- length on deck, 230 feet. Ream, 30 feet 3-1\2 inches. Depth of hold, I4 feet. She draws 2 feet 11 inch forward and 3 feet IO-1\2 inches aft, and is to be propelled by one of Secors, N. Y. engines (square). 50 inch cylinder, I2 foot stroke. She is pronounced to be one of the best models on the lake, and from the lightness of her draught, we should judge has been condtructed with reference to her speed. She is to be finished and furnished after the latest style of steamboat magnificence.
      Buffalo Daily Courier & Pilot
      Friday, September 4, 1846

MARINE INTELLIGENCE. -- The steamer SULTANA, the hull of which was built at Algonac by Z. Pasgburn, for Capt. Appleby, who will also command her. Length 227 feet and beam, 30 feet 5 inches. The joiner work was done by Jones & Smith, the upholstery by G. & V. Mooney.....( part of article )
      Buffalo Express
      May 19, 1847

Steam paddle SULTANA. Of 806 tons. Built Algonac, Mich., 1846. First home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION -- Rig changed to a sloop barge May 27, 1862.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Sultana (Steamboat), 29 Aug 1846