The HORNET, an open boat 22 ft. long, and 6 ft. beam, sloop rigged, Capt. Duncan commander, set sail from Erie, Penn. on the 4th of October, bound for St. Paul. She made Detroit, Mackinaw, Green Bay, ascended the Fox River, to Winnebago Lake, thence via Oshkosh, Berlin, Princetown, Puekwa Lake, Buffalo Lake, up the river to Portage, hauled over the canal, thence to the Wisconsin River, thence down to the MIssissippi, and arrived at Prairie du Chien on the 3d of NOvember, from which place she started on the 5th for this city. The whole distance of the voyage will be about 1,600 miles. The crew consists of Capt. Duncan and his wife. - St. Paul Pioneer, 12th.
Detroit Free Press
November 24, 1857