The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 18 May 1826, page 2

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Steam Boat Henry Clay.--Before this boat commenced her career, we expressed a favorable opinion of her performances. We are very happy to find that her proprietors are not disappointed. In point of safety, being on the low pressure plan, her speed being the greatest of any boat on the lake, she will merit the patronage and support of a discerning public. Her commander, too, has been from his youth, employed upon the lakes, and is probably as skilful a pilot as can be found. This boat, on her first trip, had rising of 200 passengers, cabin and steerage, and as large number of emigrants, with much furniture, offered themselves, but could not be taken. On her second trip, she had upwards of 60 cabin passengers, and 140 or 50 emigrants in the steerage. Her regular trips are fixed once in 8 days; should, however, bad weather oblige her to lie by a day or two, her superior speed will enable her to regain the time she may lose; and the public may place implicit reliance upon her departing from this port on the days which may be advertised.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 18 May 1826, page 2