Today in Michigan History

May 25, 1822

Steamboats arrived in Detroit.

The steamship Superior arrived in Detroit from Buffalo with 94 passengers. The second steamboat on the Great Lakes, the Superior contained the engine of the Walk-in-the-Water, the first steamship on the Great Lakes. The Walk-in-the-Water was wrecked in 1821.

Thank you Michigan Start Pages for this glimpse into our past.  See more here.