The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul, 1877

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THE STEAMER MIDLAND. - This steamer, formerly the Eighth Ohio, is still lying at her dock, just below Windsor. It may be remembered by some, but not known to others, that in the spring she was purchased or contracted for by parties in the interests of the Midland, a Canadian railway, and it is stated was to run in connection with that road. The parties purchasing her have made quite extensive repairs and improvements, the whole amounting to quite a sum in value. For the material and labor, however, payment has not been made, or at least there is considerable yet due. The parties purchasing have left and the boat is in the possession, it is said, of those having claims against her, while the original owners, who live in this city, have not been paid. If the boat comes back into their hands, they will have heavy bills to meet, including not only what is due in Windsor for material and labor, but the custom house duties that will be levied upon her all the same, as she is an American bottom.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 14 Jul, 1877