The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ruby (Steamboat), 26 May 1858

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      The RUBY - The Steamer, FORESTER, having gone to Lake Michigan to run from Grand Haven to Milwaukee, in connection with the Detroit and Milwaukee Railway, the steamer, RUBY, has taken her place on the St. Clair River where she is an old favorite.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      May 26, 1858

      The steamboat, OCEAN, made her final trip of the season, Friday last and has been laid up at this port for the winter. When she arrived, Saturday morning, she was covered with an icy armor wherever the water had struck her. The MAY QUEEN will make tri-weekly trips, weather permitting, until the close of the season. The BAY CITY has discontinued daily trips and will hereafter run to Sandusky, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The FOREST QUEEN will continue to run to Saginaw and the DART and RUBY to Port Huron until ice in the river renders it impassable. The MICHIGAN is now making her last trip to Green Bay. The WABASH VALLEY now in Buffalo is expected to make one more trip to Green Bay before going into winter quarters.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      November 22, 1858

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Ruby (Steamboat), 26 May 1858