The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Henry Clay (Propeller), 1849

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Propeller Launched. - The propeller "ERIE," built at this place by Ruggles & Shupe for Capt. A. Root and associates, was launched in most admirable style yesterday afternoon, in view of a large number of citizens, who witnessed with pride and pleasure the transition of the pioneer of the Milan steam fleet to her appointed element. She is a noble looking craft of 290 tons, and that she is well made we ned not say, having already named her experienced builders.
      She goes to Cleveland to receive her engine, when she will soon be in commission; and a new era in the commerce of Milan thus opened. Success to the ERIE, her builders and enterprising owners. --- Milan Trib. 4th.
      The Daily True Democrat
      Saturday, April 14, 1849
PROPELLERS.---The propeller built at this place last winter, the name of which has been changed to HENRY CLAY, arrived on Saturday last from Cleveland, where she has been to receive her machinery. She is certainly a fine looking craft, and very creditable to her owners and builders. Capt Root tells me that she is just what he bargained for, and by the way, he never bargained for a poor craft and if he had, he would'nt have got it of Ruggles and Shupe -- its out of their line. She is advertised to run through the season between this place and Buffalo, and will furnish a very pleasant means of travel. ------- Milan Tribune
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, May 26, 1849 p.2

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Henry Clay (Propeller), 1849