The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 16 July 1834, page 3

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New Vessels.--Several new vessels have arrived [in] port within a few days, from different ports west, where they have been constructed. We have not the names of all. The schooners Bridget, Capt. Lundy; the Henry Norton, Capt. Oliver, the Indiana, Capt. Whitaker, and the Brig Indiana, Capt. Burnett, are among the number. We noticed, recently, the Brig Illinois, built here, by Pratt, Taylor & Co. The Indiana, now arrived, is her twin mate: two hundred and fifteen tuns burden, completely found, in all respects, and destined for the same service--the trade of the far west. She is a lofty and noble vessel, and her finely tapered spars tower above the fleet in port, "like the masts of some tall admiral." We would not, and we need not be invidious in descriptions. Suffice it to say, that improvements in the naval architecture of these lakes, and the thorough manner in which vessels are now found and furnished, could not and does not result otherwise than in the production of the most superour [sic] craft; and it is not too much to say that by these improvements, our lakes are now navigated with less than one half the danger to life and prosperity, that they were ten years since.

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Richard Palmer
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Buffalo Whig (Buffalo, NY), 16 July 1834, page 3