The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 10, 1891

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The old propeller V. H. Ketcham , greatly changed in appearance, passed down the river yesterday. Last season she carried four large masts; this year she has only two pole masts, both forward of the smokestack, and will carry no sails. The Ketcham is one of the queerest looking crafts on the lakes, and is probably the only steamer with a schooner bow.

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Some early paintings show her with a clipper bow, rather than the straight cutwater shown in the model below and the photo on the HCGL website, and she may have been even more extreme looking early in her career. Click on the URL below to see a photo of the model of the KETCHAM in her pre-rebuild form(Lake Erie Islands Historical Society).
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May 10, 1891
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), May 10, 1891