The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), March 26, 1833

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p.1 On Saturday last was launched from the ship yard at French Creek, the beautiful steamboat Black Hawk, of 110 tons burthen. This boat has been built in about six weeks and finished ready to receive her engine, under the superintendence of Mr. George S. Weeks, late of the city of New York. She is pronounced by competent judges, to be a fine model and a good specimen of naval architecture as any on the waters of the lake or river. She is about 125 feet in length, and 30 feet extreme breadth, and will, when ready for sea, draw not over two feet water. Her engine is to be on the low pressure principle, and is building by Wm. Avery, of Syracuse, a gentleman favorably known as the builder of the engine in the steamboat United States. She is intended to ply between French Creek and Ogdensburgh, and French Creek and Kingston daily. She commences her trips on the opening of navigation. [Watertown Gazette]

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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), March 26, 1833