Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. C. Trowbridge (Steamboat), 7 Jul 1845
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      The first vessel was launched at MIlwaukee in 1837, by Solomon Juneau, built by Capt. Barber. She was called the SOLOMON JUNEAU, of 90 tons; since which our commercial marine has been gradually on the increase, as will be seen from the folowing list:
* Steamboat C.C. TROWBRIDGE 90 tons owner, G. Dousman & others.
Schr. JOSEPH WARD 260 tons Henderson, Sweet & Benedict.
Schr. CHAMPION, 250 tons Higby, Furman & others.
Schr. MICHAEL DOUSMAN 160 tons G.D. Dousman
Schr. MARY G. BONESTEEL 150 tons Hamble & Bonesteel.
Schr. JESSE SMITH 150 tons David Merrill.
Schr. LESTER H. ROCKWELL 120 tons C. Shepardson.
Schr. BALTIMORE 120 tons L.H. Cotton.
Schr. ELIZABETH HENDERSON 110 tons Henderson & Rudiman.
Schr. ELIZA WARD 90 tons Leavenworth & others.
Schr. SOLOMON JUNEAU 90 tons Payne & Van Alstyne.
Schr. NANCY DOUSMAN 90 tons J. & J.B. Smith.
Schr. SYLVANIA MARVIN 90 tons A. Gove.
Schr. MAHALIA 95 tons F. Southworth.
Schr. MINT 80 tons R. Caswell.
Schr. OCEAN 60 tons G.D. Dousman.
Schr. SAVANNAH 50 tons Powell & Ostrander.
Schr. EAGLE 50 tons Story Finch & others.
Schr. LIBERTY 50 tons Ward & others.
Schr. D. WHITNEY 50 tons G. Flemming.
Schr. PILOT 50 tons Powell & Ostrander.
Schr. IRON SIDES 50 tons C. Mears
Schr. MISS DUFFY 45 tons ---- Duffy
Schr. MILWAUKIE 30 tons Ludington & Co.
Schr. ISABELLA 20 tons Cook.
Sloop RANGER 30 tons C. Mears
Sloop FLAT IRON 25 tons John Fowle.
      All these vessels are engaged directly in the trade of this city. In addition to the business transacted by this formidable fleet, (for a wilderness city,) all large class steamboats touch here weekly, on their upward and downward trips. - Milwaukee Sentinel.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Monday, July 7, 1845

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C. C. Trowbridge (Steamboat), 7 Jul 1845