The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Jun, 1856

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Heretofore the name of a vessel, once recognized by the government, could not be changed except by a special act of Congress. A law has recently been passed, vesting the power to make changes in the Secretary of the Treasury, a copy of which we annex:

An act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to change the names of vessels in certain cases. Approved March 5, 1856

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and hereby is, authorized to permit the owner or owners of any vessel to change the name of the same, when, in his opinion, there shall be sufficient cause for so doing, and he may establish such rules and regulations as he shall deem proper for that purpose.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 27 Jun, 1856