The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 7 Mar. 1826, page 2

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We cannot forbear to congratulate our friends upon the flattering prospects with which the spring is opening upon us. And it gives us no little satisfaction to perceive that men of business and capital abroad, are beginning to appreciate our advantages for the display of commercial and manufacturing enterprize. As evidence of this we can refer to a recent purchase by Messrs. German, Ehle, Johnson, and Gibson of extensive premises near the foot of our harbor, for the erection of extensive iron works, which they contemplate establishing upon a broad scale. An establishment of this kind gives employment to many hands and much capital, and we have the fullest confidence, that activity and vigilance in its management will meet with abundant prosperity. Our commerce, also, will put much industry in motion. A much larger number of vessels will be on the Lake next season, than heretofore, and in addition to the ordinary business of forwarding, three steamboats will ply between this place and ports up the Lake. Our intercourse, too, and that of strangers with our Canadian friends, is likely to find every facility in the prompt and spirited exertions of the proprietors of the ferry, who contemplate introducing steam or horse boats for ferrying, in the place of scows as heretofore. We trust the increasing amount of business will fully remunerate such an attempt for the accommodation of the public. Notwithstanding the pressure of the times, the growth of our village will not be materially diminished in its rapidity, and we perceive already that our citizens are breaking ground for cellars and collecting timber for extensive building, and in a few weeks our merchants, manufacturers, mechanics, and navigators, will find busy and constant employment.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 7 Mar. 1826, page 2