Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Columbus (Steamboat), 19 Jun 1835
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STEAM BOAT "COLUMBUS" - The splendid vessel, of 400 tons burthen, recently built at Huron, is now lying in our harbor. She came hither for the purpose of receiving her engine, and being fitted up. She is partly owned, and is to be commanded, we understand, by Capt. Walker, who sailed the splendid Steam Boat WASHINGTON, at the time of her loss on the Canada shore. Capt. Walker, it will be recollected, suffered greatly by this disaster; and we hope, sincerely, that he may not only be entirely successful in his present effort to retrieve his fortunes; but, that his public spirit and enterprise, which has risen superior to adversity, may, in some degree, at least, be suitably regarded. The COLUMBUS is of a beautiful model; and will shortly be ready for sailing. - Cleveland Daily Herald.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, June 19, 1835 p.2, c.2

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      The COLUMBUS, a large and handsome steamboat, built at Huron, and fitted out in this harbor, left this place on the 26th. inst., for Huron, to complete her equipment. A gentleman who was a passenger in her, gives us the following notice of her performance.
      Messrs. Editors - As the departure from this place of the new steam-boat COLUMBUS, yesterday for Huron excited no little interest, it will doubtless be gratifying to your readers to know that the high expectations formed of her were more than realized. This is saying much, from the fact of her model having been planned by the experienced and skillful gentleman ( Captain Walker) who commands her, and her engine being one of the best from the foundry of Messrs. Binney & Warden. Although her machinery was new, and less than the usual head of steam was applied, the ease and swiftness with which she glided through the water showed that when in full operation, there are few, if any boats on the lake which will equal her in speed, or in the qualities necessary for a sea boat.
      Cleveland Weekly Advertiser
      Thursday, June 30, 1835

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Yet Another .-On Monday last, another noble Steam Boat, the COLUMBUS, entered our har- bour. She is of the large and expensive class of our Lake Boats, handsomely furnished and fitted. The Columbus is commanded by Capt. Asa Walker-the same who was so heavy a loser by the wreck of the WASHINGTON, two years since. She is immediately, we understand, to commence her trips between this and Detroit.
      Buffalo Whig & Journal
      July 29, 1835
Steam paddle COLUMBUS. Of 391 tons. Built Huron, Ohio, 1835. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. - Lost 1848
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Columbus (Steamboat), 19 Jun 1835