The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Erie (Schooner), 1 Aug 1830

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ARRIVAL FROM LAKE ERIE. - It will no doubt be extremely gratifying to the friends of our rapidly improving village, to learn what we with so much self gratulation and pleasure announce, that this morning arrived in the harbour the schooner ERIE, from Cleveland, Ohio, by way of the Welland Canal. This event, so joyous to our citizens, as having an important bearing on the prosperity of our village, was hailed by every individual with expressions of mutual congratulation, and idffused an universal feeling of contentment and satisfaction. The fact that an intercourse with the extensive, flourishing and producive states of the west, is thus opened to our enterprise, and that we shall without doubt, have the pleasurable satisfaction of beholding our safe and commodious harbour moored with vessels from Lake Erie, pouring in upon us from the west, is established beyond a doubt.
      As might justly be expected, an event so conducive to our immediate welfare was celebrated by the citizens of our village with becoming expressions of regard. At 12 o'clock a discharge of artillery and a display of flags from every point of eminence, announced this occurrence, so pregnant with future benefits; and at the hour of 3, a collation at the Welland House, as a welcome to the good news and its harbinger, the commander of the ERIE, fully evinced the sensations with which the minds of our citizens were possessed. ------ Oswego
      Buffalo Journal & General ADvertiser
      August 18, 1830

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William R. McNeil
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Erie (Schooner), 1 Aug 1830