The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Gazette (Buffalo, NY), 12 May 1827, page 4


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1827
Lake Erie Steamboat Line

The Steamboats Superior, Henry Clay, Niagara, and William Penn, have been placed in line, and will ply regularly during the present season, between Buffalo and Detroit, touching at the several intermediate ports. One of these Boats, as will be seen by the following order of sailing, will leave Buffalo, and another Detroit, every other day.

order of sailing

The Henry Clay

Leaves Buffalo at 9 A.M. Leaves Detroit at 4.P.M.
April 25 April 29
May 3 11 19 27 May 7 15 23 31 June 4 12 20 28 June 8 16 24
July 6 14 22 30 July 2 10 18 26
August 7 15 23 31 August 3 11 19 27
September 8 16 24 September 4 12 20 28
October 2 10 18 26 October 6 14 22 26 November 3 November 7

The Niagara

Leaves Buffalo at 9 A.M. Leaves Detroit at 4.P.M.
April 27
May 5 13 21 29 May 1 9 17 23 June 6 14 22 30 June 2 10 19 26
July 8 16 24 July 4 12 20 28
August 1 9 17 25 August 5 13 21 29
September 2 10 18 26 September 6 14 22 30
October 4 12 20 28 October 8 16 24 November 5 November 1 9

The Superior

Leaves Buffalo at 9 A.M. Leaves Detroit at 4.P.M.
April 29
May 7 15 23 31 May 3 11 19 27 June 8 16 24 June 4 12 20 28
July 2 10 18 26 July 6 14 22 30
August 3 11 19 28 August 7 15 23 31
Sept. 2 14 20 29 Sept. 8 16 24
Oct. 6 14 22 30 Oct. 2 10 18 26 Nov. 7 Nov. 3 11

The William Penn

Leaves Buffalo at 9 A.M. Leaves Detroit at 4.P.M.
May 1 9 17 25 May 5 13 21 29
June 2 10 18 26 June 6 14 22 30 July 4 12 20 28 July 8 16 24
August 5 13 21 29 August 1 9 17 25
Sept. 6 14 22 30 Sept. 2 10 18 26
Oct. 8 16 24 Oct. 4 12 20 28
Nov. 1 9 Nov. 4 13

FREIGHT will be taken at the usual rates, and every exertion made to deliver it to the owners or consignees; but which, as well as BAGGAGE of every description, and Small Parcels, will be taken only at the risk of the respective owners or shippers.

These boats are well found in every respect. Their accommodations are ample, and they are commanded by men of experience and ability.

For Passage or Freight, apply on board.

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PUBLICK NOTICE Is hereby given, to all Masters, Commanders, and Mariners, of Steamboats and Vessels, sailing to or from this port, that the following sections of the Post-Office Law, will be rigidly enforced upon all who may violate the same:--

"Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of every master or manager of any steamboat, which shall pass from one port or place to another port or place in the United States where a post-office is established, to deliver, within three hours after his arrival, if in the day time, and within two hours after the next sunrise, if the arrival be in the night, all letters or packets addressed to, or destined for, such port of place, to the Postmaster there, for which he shall be entitled to received of such Postmaster, two cents for every leeter or packet... [tear] ..under a contract with the Post Master General, and, if any master or manager of a steamboat shall [fail] so to deliver any letter or packet, which shall have been brought by him, or shall have been in his care, or within his power, he shall incur a penalty of thirty dollars for every such failure. And every person employed on board any steamboat, shall deliver every letter, or packet of letters, entrusted to such person, to the master or manager of such steamboat, and before the said vessel shall touch at any other port or place; and for every failure or neglect so to deliver, a penalty of ten dollars shall be incurred for each letter or packet."

"Sec. 19. And be it further enacted, That no stage, or other vehicle, which regularly performs trips on a post road, or on a road parallel to it shall convey letters; nor shall any packet boat or other vessel, which regularly plies on a water declared to be a post road, except such as relate to some part of the cargo. For a violation of this provision, the owner of the carriage or other vehicle, or vessel, shall incur the penalty of fifty dollars. And the person who has charge of such carriage or other vehicle, or vessel, may be prosecuted under this section, and the property in his charge may be levied on and sold, in satisfaction of the penalty and costs of suit: Provided, That it shall and may be lawful for any one to send letters by special messenger."

The Post Master at this place, will enter into contracts, in behalf of the Post Master General, with all captains or commanders, who may wish to contract.

J.L. BARTON, P.M.

Black Rock, May 1, 1827

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THE HORSE FERRY BOAT COSSAC,

Is now in operation, between the Harbour at the foot of Niagara street, and Waterloo. The most careful and obliging hands are employed.--It is intended to depart from both sides once in every hour during the day. May 6.


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Notes:
Column 6 ad.
Date of Original:
12 May 1827
Local identifier:
GLN.1590
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
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), 12 May 1827, page 4