The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 12, 1867

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STEAM LIFE BOAT - We were shown yesterday at the office of Messrs. Sargeant & Dixon, a model of a new steam life boat, for which a patent is to be applied for by the originator, N. D. Lapelly. The boat, when built, will be about fifty feet in length. The steam engines are in the hold, and are covered with a half upper deck,water tight, with air chimneys, so that no matter how high the waves run, the water cannot reach the engines. Three men can work the boat with ease and perfect safety. It is an ingeniously constructed life-boat, and to a "lander" seems to be just what is wanted in a life boat in all the lake harbors. [Cleveland Plaindealer.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 12, 1867