The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Illinois (Steamboat), 9 Jul 1861

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THE OLD ILLINOIS. -- The hull of the old steamer ILLINOIS is now being repaired at Stupinsky's shipyard, Detroit. Her present owner, Capt. McAlpin, intends using her in the wood trade, and has it in serious contemplation to put an engine in her next fall. She was built by the late commander Oliver Newberry, for the Detroit and Buffalo trade, at a cost of about $112,000, in 1837. Her engine was from the Altair Works, New York city, and the engine of the steamer BUFFALO, built shortly afterwards, was exactly like it. The officers of the ILLINOIS were Com. Blake and Wm. Hinton, now Pilot of the U. S. Steamer MICHIGAN, and Wm. Conley, first and second officers, her machinery was taken out and placed in the new steamer ILLINOIS, now in the Lake Superior trade. Her furniture was also taken out, and part is still in use on the steamer MICHIGAN, also in the Lake Superior trade.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, July 9, 1861

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Illinois (Steamboat), 9 Jul 1861