Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Huron (Steamboat), 1 May 1877
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CONDEMNED. -- The old steamer HURON has at last been condemned for passenger-carrying purposes by Supervising Inspector Ralph. The HURON was the first steamer ever owned by Capt. Goodrich, having been purchased by him of Capt. E.B. Ward in August 1856, and he commanded her in person for several years. At the time of the purchase the HURON was only four years old, having been built in 1852. The little craft laid the foundations of Capt. Goodrich's fortune, and formed the nucleus of his present large fleet of first class side-wheel steamers and propellers. After being disposed of by Capt. Goodrich, she found her way to the Lower Lakes, where she ran to various points out of Detroit. More recently she returned to Lake Michigan, and last season was run between Chicago and South Haven. That the venture proved unprofitable to the owner is evident from the fact that she was sold by the United States Marshal for the Western district of Michigan, not long since, for a few hundred dollars.
      The J. W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, May 1877

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Huron (Steamboat), 1 May 1877