The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 21, 1843

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U. S. STEAMER MICHIGAN. - The Erie Gazette gives the following account of the officers of the U. S. steamer Michigan recently launched at Erie:

Commander Wm. Inman entered the service in 1812, at the early age of thirteen years, and served on the Lake Ontario during the war under Commodore Chauncey; and afterwards distinguished himself under Commodore Porter in his cruises in the West Indies, which resulted in the suppression of the atrocious piracies that had rendered the navigation of those seas so hazardous to commerce.

Lieut. J. P. McKinstry is also an officer of much merit, and has seen much service on the Ocean, as well as on Lake Erie.

Sailing Master Stevens, a promising young officer, is the son of Capt. Thos. Holdup Stevens, who distinguished himself as Commander of one of the Gun Boats in the engagement on Lake Erie on the 10th of Sept. 1813, under the gallant Perry, which resulted in the capture of the British fleet.

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Democratic Free Press (Detroit, MI), December 21, 1843