The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
May Queen (Steamboat), 3 Jun 1858

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      The Cleveland and Detroit Steamers - It is but simple justice to the travaling public that we should speak of this line, (now that this is the only passenger line on the lakes) and call attention to the superior attractions it offers to those in search of health or pleasure or business. It is composed of two magnificent boats, the MAY QUEEN and OCEAN, both under the command of capable and experienced officers and both admirably calculated for the business in which they are engaged. These boats leave Cleveland and Detroit alternately each night, and to the tired and dusty railroad traveler, furnish a relief which is the best of luxuries. By leaving this city half past ten, time is afforded to reach Cleveland and have several hours to spare, for the transaction of business or for the purpose of sight-seeing and then after taking the boat, a brief but delightful excursion lands one in the City of Straits, from which, if further progress is intended, there is the Lake Superior line of steamers, the Michigan Central Railroad, and various other routes, all to be commended for their comfort and dispatch; or after staying a day in Detroit, one may return on the same boat, and find himself at home in a brief space of time, amply compensated by the abundance of pure air, for all the outlay of time and money. - Buffalo Express.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      June 3, 1858

      On Regular Time - The steamers MAY QUEEN and OCEAN are again on regular time, making their usual trips every day for Cleveland.
      Detroit Daily Advertiser
      September 14, 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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May Queen (Steamboat), 3 Jun 1858