Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 15 June 1826, page 3
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Steam Boats Superior and Henry Clay.--Much is said in public Journals, in the vicinity of Lake Erie, of the superior accommodations of the Superior; while there seems to be an studied brevity, in the same papers, when speaking of the Henry Clay. Both boats have most ample accommodations, are well found, and well appointed, in every respect and they are both worthy of public support and liberal patronage; and, both, we believe, very generally, receive the commendation of their passengers. There may be, however, (and we belive there are) some exceptions, by some of your Major Long Bows; your travelled, and practised men; your universal migrators; who know every body and every thing; they, of course, cannot submit to the slavish doctrine of approving any thing this side the Atlantic; to them, American flowers, emit no agreeable odour; American birds, though they may have beautiful plumage, yet have they no music, wherewith to charm their auditors; in fact, nothing can compare to the natural and artificial productions, of the land "far o'er the wide water."
It would be invidious to point to the swiftest, or the the slowest boat on this Lake, but we will wager a bottle of "Muscadine," that there will be no boat race on Erie's limpid wave, this season.
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- Richard Palmer
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