The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), August 3, 1827, page 3

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A GRAND SPECTACLE.--The Editor of the Black Rock Gazette says, that he is authorised to state, that on the 8th. day of September, at 3 o'clock P. M. the schooner MICHIGAN, of 136tons burthen, will make her passage over the FALLS OF NIAGARA. She is to be in every way prepared to prevent the admission of water --is to be towed by boats to the head of the rapids and placed in the most eligible situation to make her proper course, andif she should reach the falls in safety and make a fair clearance of the perpendicular descent of 160 feet it is thought that she may rise to the surface of the abyss below, which is supposed to be 600 feet in depth, in good order and well conditioned, the glide thence proudly down the current. On her deck are to be placed several living animals, possessing great muscular strength, such as bears, dogs, cats &c.

This will be a truly sublime sight which can be furnished in no other part of the world than at Niagara.

Cleveland Weekly Herald

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Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), August 3, 1827, page 3