The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saginaw (Steamboat), U115118, 19 Apr 1866

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      The new steamer for this line, built with water-tight compartments and other qualities to match, will be launched early next week at Marine City. It is expected that she will be ready for service by the 15th of June. She will be propelled by the engine formerly in the FOREST CITY, and will run between Toledo and Saginaw in connection with the SUSAN WARD. It is supposed she will be called the SAGINAW, and will be commanded by Capt. Kinton, formerly of the QUEEN.
      Toledo Blade
      April 19, 1866
      New Steamer For The Saginaw Trade. -- The Detroit Post of this morning has the following particulars of the new steamer SAGINAW, in process of construction for Capt. Eber Ward's Toledo & Saginaw Line. Her hold is divided into four water-proof compartments, thus adding to her strength and security. She was put on the stocks in December last, and her measurement is 300 feet overall, and 190 feet, 28 feet breadth of beam, and 11 1/2 feet depth of hold. She is a side-wheel steamer, and will have the engine of the FOREST QUEEN, with new boilers, and be supplied with a fine upper cabin, furnished in elegant first-class style. Her tonnage is about 660 burthen, and she will accommodate from 250 to 300 passengers. The commander of the SAGINAW will be Capt. P. Kinyon, and she will be ready for her trial trip on or about July 1st.
      Toledo Blade
      May 9, 1866
      Steam paddle SAGINAW.* U. S. No. 115118. Of 707 gross tons. Built Marine City, Mich. 1866. First home port, Detroit, Mich. -- Abandoned 1913.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868


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Saginaw (Steamboat), U115118, 19 Apr 1866