"The following year (1858) the Ocean Wave
, a boat which cost $19,500, earned $26,451.63 on passages and $9,373.13 on freight." Steamboating On The Upper Mississippi.
"Burning of the steamboat Ocean Wave
on Lake Pepin. Dubuque, Iowa, Thursday, June 11. The steamboat Ocean Wave
, belonging to the People's line, took fire this morning while on Lake Pepin, and burned to the water's edge. She was engaged in transporting a circus troupe up the river. The boat and cargo are a total loss. No lives were lost." The New York Times, June 12, 1868.