The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 18 April 1826, page 3

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Steam Boat Henry Clay.--This vessel is now quite ready to commence her career upon the lake; she has already moved in our harbour, and if she is not the swiftest boat that will ply upon Lake Erie the present season, she will disappoint the expectations of her proprietors. She has been constructed with great care, and her fastenings are tho't to be superiour [sic] to any steam boat or vessel every erected for the lake service. Her engine is a powerful one, upon the low pressure plan, and is of the same description now used by some of the best and swiftest boats on the Hudson. She is commanded by Capt. Walter Norton, whose experience in the Lake service, and whose capacity for the station, in which he has place, will not be questioned by any of his acquaintance.

There are now in our harbor, (which has been clear of ice for several weeks,) a number of Schooners completely equipped and prepared to sail for Detroit and other ports the moment the ice leaves the lake....

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 18 April 1826, page 3