The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 22 June 1826, page 2


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Steam Boat Niagara.--On Thrusday last, was launched, from the old ship yard, the elegant Steam Boat Niagara. She passed into the waters of our harbor, in a graceful style, and without accident. The Niagara is now at the wharf, at the foot of Commericial street, finishing with rapidity, and receiving her machinery.

Of her appearance on Lake Erie, due and suitable notice will be given.

Horse Fery Boat Cossack.--Messrs. Fraser, Brace, and Sill, during last winter, obtained by law, a lease of the ferry between Black Rock and Waterloo, U.C. At this ferry, there has heretofore, been some considerable delay in crossing, owing to the current of the river, and the tardy manner with which heavy scows could be propelled, by the force of the best oars. This evil is now remedied. The gentlemen above named, have, with a public spirit truly laudable, constructed a Horse Ferry Boat, upon an improved plan, at the cost of about $1500. It is propelled by the force of four horses only; her speed is really astonishing; she crosses the river from the pier off Ferry Street, and reaches Col. Warren's dock, in 5 minutes, some trips have been made short of five; but, never, with a strong wind ahead, over 6 minutes--the distance over is about 3-4ths of a mile, rather over than under that distance. The speed of the Cossack cannot, perhaps, be equalled by any boat of a similar description in this state. The facilities of passing to our neighbors, the Canadians, are such, that we hope, that the proprietors of the Cossack, will meet with the liberal patronage of the public.

Gentlemen can now cross the Niagara, transact business at Waterloo, and return in one hour, and, at only the expense of 25 cents.


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Column 5
Date of Original:
22 June 1826
Local identifier:
GLN.1549
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 22 June 1826, page 2