The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Jun, 1878

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ANOTHER STEAMBOAT. - Capt. S. B. Grummond has added another vessel to his already large fleet. The new craft is a side-wheel steamboat, one of the largest of its kind ever on Western waters. She has been under construction for the past year and a half, but so quietly has the work been carried on that few knew of it. She was modeled for a large carrier; has good lines, indicating speed, and will doubtless prove a profitable venture for her owner. Her upper works are constructed on a scale of magnificence never surpassed. The cabins are built of oak, black walnut, and mahogany. Her decks are of alternating strips of ash and black walnut, and her smoke stacks - there are two - are painted bright red until within some distance from the top, which is gilded. The cabin inside has not yet been furnished, and Capt. Grummond has not indicated the style he will follow in fitting it out. . He took possession of her on Thursday. She arrived yesterday, and now lies in her owner's office. She is four feet long and 12 inches beam. Call and see her. She is a beauty.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), 29 Jun, 1878