The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), July 30, 1827

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The third of September next, at 3:00 P.M. has been fixed on for the descent of the schr. MICHIGAN (Burthen 136 tons) over the Falls of Niagara! She has been purchased by a company of gentlemen on both sides of the river for this purpose, and will be fitted up tastefully. Care will be taken to secure her hatches companion way &c., so that she can reach her perpendicular descent of 160 ft. without injury, she will make a tremendous leap into the abyss below, without breaking! The best site for witnessing this exhibition will be found on Goat Island and the Canada shore. We may expect a vast concourse of spectators to be present on the occasion.

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Dave Swayze
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Buffalo Emporium (Buffalo, NY), July 30, 1827