The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 20 May 1817


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The steam Boat ONTARIO on Wednesday last, left this port for the first time, in order to try the force of her machinery. —A number of gentlemen, ambitious to be the first that ever navigated the waters of Lake Ontario in a Steam Boat, embarked on board. She started from the wharf accompanied by an excellent band of music, greeted by the huzzas from the people on the adjacent shores and the U. S. S. Brig JONES.

The novelty of the ------------------- together a large crowd curiosity was amply-------------------speed exhibited, full----------------of many, to any of the North River Boats.

The accommodations on board are excellent, as no pains or expense has been spared by her owners, in her construct ion or equipments. The facility with which the lake can now be navigated, will add new inducements to its commerce and that of the River St. Lawrence. Travellers whose curiosity may lead them to nature’s grandest scene, the Falls of Niagara, will, we are convinced, hereafter ---------------- the route to Sackett's Harbor, and then proceed in the Steam Boat Sacket's Har. Gaz.

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20 May 1817
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.9498479391701 Longitude: -76.1190433862305
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Buffalo Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 20 May 1817