The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Whig & Journal (Buffalo, NY), 17 June 1835, page 2

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Vessels going into the Bay will leave the Lighthouse on the larboard-hand, steer South for the first buoy, which leaves on the starboard-hand, giving it a birth of half a cable's length; a S.W. course will then run along the next four buoys; then haul up West, leaving the buoys on the starboard-hand, pass two buoys on this course, then steer S.W. by W. for the next; a S.W. by S. course will then bring you to the last buoy on the middle ground, then steer S.S.W. for the mouth of the River.

By following the above directions, the depth of water will be found not less than nine feet, unless when it blows heavy from the Westward. With a strong breeze from the Eastward the depth of the Bay is increased.

Commander of U.S. R. C. Erie.


The Cleveland Herald states that the amount of merchandise, &c. which arrived there during the month of May was 17,103, 302 lbs., being an increase of less than one million over the business of the corresponding period of the last year.


PLEASURE EXCURSION TO THE UPPER LAKES.-- The splendid New Steam-Boat Monroe, Capt. H. Whittaker, will leave Buffalo for the Upper Lakes, on an Excursion of Pleasure, about the 9th August next, at 9 o'clock, A.M. and will touch at the following ports, viz: Mackinac, Sault St. Marys, Green Bay, Chicago, Michigan City, New Buffalo and St. Josephs, and at the several ports on Lake Erie, as usual.

Her burden is 350 tuns, her accommodations of the first order, having three Cabins with 104 berths, fitted up expressly for the purpose, and four fine state rooms.

The Monroe will remain at Sault St. Mary's one day for the purpose of giving her passengers an opportunity of viewing the splendid scenery and the many natural curiosities with which that region of country abounds.

Stores of the best kind, and a fine Band of Musick will be provided.

Berths or State Rooms may be secured by application to the Master on board, or to

BARKER & HOLT, Buffalo
WARD & SMITH, Cleveland,
D. B. MILLER, Monroe,
O. NEWBERRY, Detroit.
Buffalo, June 17.

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Richard Palmer
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Buffalo Whig & Journal (Buffalo, NY), 17 June 1835, page 2